vaccinate

[[t]væ̱ksɪneɪt[/t]]
vaccinates, vaccinating, vaccinated
VERB: usu passive
If a person or animal is vaccinated, they are given a vaccine, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting a disease.

[be V-ed against n] Dogs must be vaccinated against distemper...

[have n V-ed against n] Have you had your child vaccinated against whooping cough?...

[be/get V-ed] Measles, mumps and whooping cough are spreading again because children are not being vaccinated.

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vaccination [[t]væ̱ksɪne͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] plural N-VAR

Parents were too frightened to bring their children for vaccination...

Anyone who wants to avoid the flu should consider getting a vaccination.


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  • Vaccinate — Vac ci*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vaccinated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaccinating}.] [See {Vaccine}.] To inoculate with the cowpox by means of a virus, called vaccine, taken either directly or indirectly from cows. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaccinate — index inject Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vaccinate — (v.) 1803, back formation from VACCINATION (Cf. vaccination). Related: Vaccinated; vaccinating …   Etymology dictionary

  • vaccinate — [v] give a shot to treat or prevent disease immunize, inject, inoculate, mitigate, prevent, protect, treat, variolate; concept 310 …   New thesaurus

  • vaccinate — ► VERB ▪ treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease. DERIVATIVES vaccination noun …   English terms dictionary

  • vaccinate — [vak′sə nāt΄] vt. vaccinated, vaccinating [ VACCIN(E) + ATE1] to inoculate with a specific vaccine in order to prevent disease vi. to practice vaccination vaccinator n …   English World dictionary

  • vaccinate — v. (D; tr.) to vaccinate against (to vaccinate smb. against a disease) * * * [ væksɪneɪt] (D; tr.) to vaccinate against (to vaccinate smb. against a disease) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • vaccinate — UK [ˈvæksɪneɪt] / US [ˈvæksɪˌneɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms vaccinate : present tense I/you/we/they vaccinate he/she/it vaccinates present participle vaccinating past tense vaccinated past participle vaccinated medical to treat a person or an …   English dictionary

  • vaccinate — verb Vaccinate is used with these nouns as the object: ↑child …   Collocations dictionary

  • vaccinate — vac|cin|ate [ˈvæksıneıt] v [T] to protect a person or animal from a disease by giving them a vaccine = ↑immunize vaccinate sb against sth ▪ All children should be vaccinated against measles. >vaccination [ˌvæksıˈneıʃən] n [U and C] ▪ a flu… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vaccinate — verb (T) to protect someone from a disease by putting a small amount of a substance containing that disease into their body: vaccinate sb against sth: All children should be vaccinated against measles. see also: immunize, inoculate vaccination… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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