in·oc·u·late /ɪnˈɑkjəˌlet/ 動詞
In·oc·u·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inoculated p. pr. & vb. n. Inoculating ]
1. To bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant in another tree or plant.
2. To insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree.
3. Med. To communicate a disease to (a person) by inserting infectious matter in the skin or flesh, especially as a means of inducing immunological resistance to that or related diseases; as, to inoculate a person with the virus of smallpox, rabies, etc. See Vaccinate.
4. Fig.: To introduce into the mind; -- used especially of harmful ideas or principles; to imbue; as, to inoculate one with treason or infidelity.
In·oc·u·late, v. i.
1. To graft by inserting buds.
2. To communicate disease by inoculation.
v 1: introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of; "My teachers
inoculated me with their beliefs"
2: introduce a micro-organism into
3: perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation;
"We vaccinate against scarlet fever"; "The nurse
vaccinated the children in the school" [syn: immunize, immunise,
4: insert a bud for propagation
5: impregnate with the virus or germ of a disease in order to