from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity to an infectious disease, such as diphtheria or typhus.
  • intransitive v. To perform vaccinations or a vaccination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows; now, generally, to administer (by injection or otherwise) any vaccine with the objective of rendering the recipient immune to an infectious disease. One who has been thus immunized by vaccination is said to be vaccinated against a particular disease. One may be thus immunized (vaccinated) also by oral ingestion or inhalation of a vaccine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To inoculate with the cowpox, by means of vaccine matter or lymph taken directly or indirectly from the cow, for the purpose of procuring immunity from smallpox or of mitigating its attack.
  • In a general sense, to inoculate with the modified virus of any specific disease, in order to produce that disease in a mild form or to prevent its attack.

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

  • v. perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation


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  • Or whether we might simply "vaccinate" people against war.


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  • In South Korea, officials are scrambling to vaccinate unaffected animals to prevent the further spread of the disease.

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  • Thousands of parents in the United Kingdom and Ireland chose not to vaccinate their children.

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  • Unfortunately, many people have been (understandably) drawn into the vaccine theory, and this has led many well-meaning people to not vaccinate their kids.

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