Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To infect through the skin.

Part of speech: verb

To insert a bud in, as a tree; bud.

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Usage examples "inoculate":

  1. I have, it is true, learned, since my return to Europe, that some persons touched the infected with impunity; nay; that others went so far as to inoculate themselves with the plague in order to learn how to cure those whom it might attack. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. Better inoculate the whole crew at once! - "Charles Rex", Ethel M. Dell.
  3. But Paul has found that out by this time, I dare say; and when his chance comes he can inoculate her with his. - "Leonore Stubbs", L. B. Walford.