Definition of vaccinate in English:


Syllabification: vac·ci·nate
Pronunciation: /ˈvaksəˌnāt


[with object]
Treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculate: all the children were vaccinated against diphtheria
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  • Your doctor can test you for immunity to this viral disease before pregnancy and vaccinate you against it if you aren't immune.
  • Experts also believe that vaccinating piglets against the disease may be a useful preventive measure.
  • After vaccinating the monkeys, researchers examined the number of lesions that formed on the animals' skin and the amount of time in which they healed.



Pronunciation: /ˌvaksəˈnāSHən/
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  • There are also some major infectious diseases for which vaccinations have not been developed.
  • Doctors advise women to avoid pregnancy for one month after a rubella vaccination.
  • Without vaccination, it can take days or weeks to acquire immunity to a particular disease.


Pronunciation: /-ˌnātər/
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  • On resuming practice in 1945, he took on the positions of public vaccinator, factory surgeon, police surgeon, and, in 1948, prison doctor at a time when hanging and flogging were punishments that had to be supervised by a doctor.
  • Using a special needle with two tines (bifurcated needle), the vaccinator withdraws a drop of vaccine and then makes several quick, perpendicular strokes on your upper arm.
  • From Monday until Friday, approximately 2 600 vaccinators, district and national health supervisors and volunteers in Botswana will be involved in immunising the children - all under five.

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