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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inoculate  \In*oc"u*late\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inoculated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Inoculating},.]  [L.  inoculatus  p.  p.  of 
  inoculare  to  ingraft;  pref.  in-  in,on  +  oculare  to  furnish 
  with  eyes,  fr  oculus  an  eye,  also  a  bud.  See  {Ocular}.] 
  1.  To  bud;  to  insert,  or  graft,  as  the  bud  of  a  tree  or  plant 
  in  another  tree  or  plant. 
 
  2.  To  insert  a  foreign  bud  into  as  to  inoculate  a  tree. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  To  communicate  a  disease  to  (  a  person  )  by 
  inserting  infectious  matter  in  the  skin  or  flesh;  as  to 
  inoculate  a  person  with  the  virus  of  smallpox,rabies,  etc 
  See  {Vaccinate}. 
 
  4.  Fig.:  To  introduce  into  the  mind;  --  used  especially  of 
  harmful  ideas  or  principles;  to  imbue;  as  to  inoculate 
  one  with  treason  or  infidelity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inoculating 
  n  :  the  act  of  protecting  against  disease  by  introducing  a 
  vaccine  into  the  body  to  induce  immunity  [syn:  {vaccinating}] 




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