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Pronunciation: (i-nok'yu-lāt"), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/inoculate.html on line 77 [key]
v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.


v.t.
1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance.
2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner.
3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as a culture medium.
4. to imbue (a person), as with ideas.
5. Metall.to treat (molten metal) chemically to strengthen the microstructure.

v.i.
to perform inoculation.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/inoculate.html on line 141 inoculate (Thesaurus)

 

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