inoculation inoculation  /ɪ ˌnɑk jə ˈleɪ ʃən/


  • (n) taking a vaccine as a precaution against contracting a disease


  1. One opponent of inoculation threw a bomb through Mather's window.
  2. Supporters of the inoculation program say the danger of a smallpox attack is still real.
  3. When, by inoculation, they could produce distemper in these dogs, they knew they had isolated its virus.


  • HPV infections drop dramatically because of vaccination, CDC says

    The study, published in the June issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, covered the years 2003 to 2010. It found inoculation against HPV with vaccines such as Merck's Gardasil, approved in 2006, and GlaxoSmithKline Cervarix, approved in 2009, significantly reduces the occurrence of cervical cancer caused by the virus
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

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  1. "CBO will always give you the worst-case scenario of an initiative and never a best-case - any credit for anything that happens if you have early intervention in healthcare, if you have prevention, if you have wellness, if you have inoculation of...
    on Jun 18, 2009 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: The Hill

  2. "He gave society a significant inoculation against tyranny in any of its guises," Mr. Putin told the minister.
    on Aug 5, 2008 By: Vladimir Putin Source: New York Times

  3. Last month in congressional testimony, Rice said a "policy of inoculation" was necessary to diplomatically contain Mr. Chávez's influence in Latin America.
    on Mar 16, 2006 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: AlterNet

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