inoculating inoculating

Definition(s):

  • (n) the act of protecting against disease by introducing a vaccine into the body to induce immunity

Usage(s):

  1. Rather than inoculating the people likeliest to die from H1N109, we may want instead to inoculate the people likeliest to spread it.
  2. Sometime in October and November, federal officials will probably recommend inoculating 160 million Americans who are most at risk of infection.
  3. Instead of inoculating a healthy person against a foreign body like a virus, cancer vaccines use parts of tumors to help the patients' immune systems recognize diseased cells.

News

Quotes

  1. The program is "a terrific opportunity for the public to help eliminate poverty and make the world a better place by inoculating children against ignorance," said Negroponte in the statement.
    on Sep 24, 2007 By: Nicholas Negroponte Source: The Age

  2. "We should do the vaccination strictly based on whether its a high risk group because, you know, disease has no barrier based on whether you are documented or not," Pallone told moderator John Dickerson. "If you end up not inoculating people...
    on Nov 6, 2009 By: Frank Pallone Source: CBS News

  3. "The Democrats performed a great service to the American people by going out there and inoculating them against the danger of the privatization initiative," Pelosi said.
    on May 2, 2005 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: Boston Globe (registration)

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