alternative spelling of inoculate
To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into something (e.g. the body) or someone, such as to produce immunity to a specific disease. from c. 1722
To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
To add one substance to another; to spike.
“The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.”
To graft by inserting buds. from c. 1420
“to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another”
“to inoculate a tree”
To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue; to implant. from a. 1600
“to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity”
treat with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; vaccinate
“he inoculated his tenants against smallpox”
introduce (an infective agent) into an organism
“the microorganism can be inoculated into laboratory animals”
introduce (cells or organisms) into a culture medium
“0.5 ml of the specimen was inoculated into each tissue culture flask”