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Definition of "vaccinate" [vac•ci•nate]

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

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vaccinate" in a sentence
  • "We talk amongst ourselves about various things; yesterdays hot topic was H1N1 and the vaccine – “to vaccinate or not to vaccinate, that is the question”."
  • "At the same time, the goverment NEEDS doctors, nurses to "vaccinate" people by injecting toxic into their body so they can depopulate the world to have easier control over it."
  • "Or whether we might simply "vaccinate" people against war."