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inoculate someone against something

to immunize someone against a disease. We need to inoculate all the children against whooping cough. Have you been inoculated against measles?
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inoculate someone with something

to use a particular substance in immunizing someone against a disease. Donna inoculated Richard and Nancy with yellow fever vaccine for their trip. She also inoculated Sam with something to prevent malaria.
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The Surgeons of the Army are forbid, under the severest penalty, to inoculate any person," according to General Benedict Arnold's February 1776 orders.
Today, the system inoculates about 80% of the 8 billion broiler chicks produced in the United States and Canada annually.
Today, commercially-produced inoculates are readily available and convenient to use, and some seeds are pre-inoculated.
They studied how strains already present in field soils compete with USDA 110, the strain that farmers often use to inoculate seed.
It is our religious duty not only to urge parents to inoculate their children, but also to take part in the drive personally.
The swab was used to inoculate an InPouch TF culture and trichomonads were visible within 24 hours.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu of London and Zabdiel Boylston of Boston borrowed from the folk medicine of Ottoman women and African slaves and injected small amounts of the smallpox virus under the skin of their children to inoculate them.
Fifteen distinctive and fast growing rhizobacterial colonies (strains) were chosen to inoculate the Rosa cuttings by dipping in them.
The Binghamton team collected forest soil to inoculate containers of sterilized soil and planted them with a lab strain of mustard.
Fresh inoculums of 108 cfu/ mL were prepared according to Mc Farland standard in normal saline to inoculate 0.
The federal government says it has enough vaccine on hand to inoculate the entire nation in the event of an attack.
In experiments to infect and inoculate laboratory animals such as dogs, Pasteur and his team keep a loaded revolver within reach as they work on the sleeping beasts.
Even with the county's plans to eventually inoculate all medical personnel and, if necessary, inoculate the entire population, there are still major shortcomings.
Ladle inoculation is the simplest and most flexible method to inoculate iron.