vaccinate

UK [ˈvæksɪneɪt] / US [ˈvæksɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "vaccinate":
present tense I/you/we/they vaccinate he/she/it vaccinates present participle vaccinating past tense vaccinated past participle vaccinated medical
to treat a person or an animal with a vaccine to protect them against a disease

Have you been vaccinated against yellow fever?


Derived word:
vaccination
UK [ˌvæksɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun countable/uncountable
Word forms "vaccination":
singular vaccination plural vaccinations

a measles/polio vaccination


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Vaccinate — Vac ci*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vaccinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaccinating}.] [See {Vaccine}.] To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaccinate — index inject Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vaccinate — (v.) 1803, back formation from VACCINATION (Cf. vaccination). Related: Vaccinated; vaccinating …   Etymology dictionary

  • vaccinate — [v] give a shot to treat or prevent disease immunize, inject, inoculate, mitigate, prevent, protect, treat, variolate; concept 310 …   New thesaurus

  • vaccinate — ► VERB ▪ treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease. DERIVATIVES vaccination noun …   English terms dictionary

  • vaccinate — [vak′sə nāt΄] vt. vaccinated, vaccinating [ VACCIN(E) + ATE1] to inoculate with a specific vaccine in order to prevent disease vi. to practice vaccination vaccinator n …   English World dictionary

  • vaccinate — v. (D; tr.) to vaccinate against (to vaccinate smb. against a disease) * * * [ væksɪneɪt] (D; tr.) to vaccinate against (to vaccinate smb. against a disease) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • vaccinate — verb Vaccinate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑child …   Collocations dictionary

  • vaccinate — vac|cin|ate [ˈvæksıneıt] v [T] to protect a person or animal from a disease by giving them a vaccine = ↑immunize vaccinate sb against sth ▪ All children should be vaccinated against measles. >vaccination [ˌvæksıˈneıʃən] n [U and C] ▪ a flu… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vaccinate — verb (T) to protect someone from a disease by putting a small amount of a substance containing that disease into their body: vaccinate sb against sth: All children should be vaccinated against measles. see also: immunize, inoculate vaccination… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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