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variolate

[ vair-ee-uh-leyt, -lit ]
/ ˈvɛər i əˌleɪt, -lɪt /
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adjective Pathology.
resembling smallpox, as a lesion.
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Origin of variolate

First recorded in 1785–95; variol(a) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for variolate

variolate
/ (ˈvɛərɪəˌleɪt) /

verb
(tr) to inoculate with the smallpox virus
adjective
marked or pitted with or as if with the scars of smallpox

Derived forms of variolate

variolation, variolization or variolisation, noun

Word Origin for variolate

C18: from variola
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Medical definitions for variolate

variolate
[ vârē-ə-lāt′ ]

adj.
Having pustules or pitted scars like those of smallpox.
v.
To inoculate with smallpox virus.
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