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inoculation Syllabification: in·oc·u·la·tion
Pronunciation: /iˌnäkyəˈlāSH(ə)n/

Definition of inoculation in English:


The action of inoculating or of being inoculated; vaccination: inoculation against flu was readily available a course of inoculations
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  • The inoculations under question were injected from containers with multiple doses of the vaccine.
  • You will get help on how to apply for your visa as well as recommendations on vaccination and inoculation.
  • And even if you're still undecided about pet insurance, make sure to take your dog in for regular inoculations, boosters and screening tests.
immunization, vaccination, vaccine;
injection, booster
informal jab, shot, hypo, needle

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