HyperDic: vaccinate

English > 1 sense of the word vaccinate:
VERBbodyvaccinate, immunize, immunise, inoculateperform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
vaccinate > pronunciation
Soundsvae'ksahneyt
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > vaccinate: 1 sense > verb 1, body
MeaningPerform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "We vaccinate against scarlet fever"
  • "The nurse vaccinated the children in the school"
Synonymsimmunize, immunise, inoculate
Categorymedicine, practice of medicineThe learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries
Broaderinject, shootGive an injection to
Spanishinmunizar, inocular, vacunar
Catalanimmunitzar, inocular, vacunar
Nounsvaccinatingthe act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity
vaccinationtaking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease
vaccinationthe scar left following inoculation with a vaccine
vaccinatora medical practitioner who inoculates people against diseases
vaccineimmunogen consisting of a suspension of weakened or dead pathogenic cells injected in order to stimulate the production of antibodies

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