Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The active material used in an inoculation; an inoculum
  • noun engineering An alloyant used to refine grains in a cast macrostructure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a substance (a virus or toxin or immune serum) that is introduced into the body to produce or increase immunity to a particular disease

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • For better yields, treat pea seed with inoculant, which is available at most garden centres.

    Kootenay Rockies - News

  • Goodness knows, medicine for humans is hard enough to come by, i wonder who supplied the goat “inoculant”.

    The Goats | ATTACKERMAN

  • A healthy, vibrant society is the best inoculant against hatred and terrorism, and that is something no Israeli concession can provide.

    Israel Isn't the Answer To Arab World's Ills

  • A healthy, vibrant society is the best inoculant against hatred and terrorism, and that is something no Israeli concession can provide.

    Israel Isn't the Answer To Arab World's Ills

  • We have to keep complete records for every input on the farm: seeds, fertilizers, even the inoculant we use on our legume seeds.

    Dave Snyder: Rooftop Farm Report: Organic Certification, A Lot Of (Good) Paperwork

  • A healthy, vibrant society is the best inoculant against hatred and terrorism, and that is something no Israeli concession can provide.

    Israel Isn't the Answer To Arab World's Ills

  • We have to keep complete records for every input on the farm: seeds, fertilizers, even the inoculant we use on our legume seeds.

    Dave Snyder: Rooftop Farm Report: Organic Certification, A Lot Of (Good) Paperwork

  • As Tom's words filtered into his mind, he felt as if a heavy serum that must have long been pooled beneath the crown of his head was beginning to soak down now into his brain, filling in around the backs of his eyes, pressing against his skull — some primitive inoculant against sudden loss.

    City Visit

  • As Tom's words filtered into his mind, he felt as if a heavy serum that must have long been pooled beneath the crown of his head was beginning to soak down now into his brain, filling in around the backs of his eyes, pressing against his skull — some primitive inoculant against sudden loss.

    City Visit

  • When you get the smallpox vaccine, the virus in the inoculant can be transmitted to people around you.

    CNN Transcript Jun 23, 2002

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.