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verb [transitive] medical inoculate pronunciation in American English /ɪˈnɑkjəˌleɪt/
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present tense
present participleinoculating
past tenseinoculated
past participleinoculated
  1. to protect someone against a particular disease by injecting a medicine containing a small amount of the disease into them, so that their body becomes immune to it
    inoculate someone against something:

    None of the family had been inoculated against diphtheria.

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 inoculate pronunciation in American English /ɪˌnɑkjəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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