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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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Conversely Razzell writes that 'cold variants' of the smallpox virus were created by inoculators continually taking the virus from skin pustules where the temperature was lower than deeper in the body.
Ratio and number of particles of inoculators and the activating additive were selected experimentally in order to achieve maximum refining of the cast metal structure.
If we discarded one approach, what would we do with the expensive equipment--the dispenser and inoculator for microdilution or the replica plate reader system?
6] CFU/ml) were applied by an inoculator onto the surfaces of 10-ml agar layers containing compounds 1-4 or oxacillin in the presence or absence of 25 [micro]g/ml of compounds 1-4.
BOOTLE-based medical diagnostics firm Mast Group has injected new life into its sales by creating a hi-tech inoculator machine.
As the only FDA-approved needle-free inoculator currently available in the United States, Bioject(TM) systems are designed to deliver injected medications comfortably, accurately, and quickly - without the use of a needle.
She added the federal government in collaboration with provincial government is committed to provide fool proof security to teams of inoculators.
In addition, many isolated strains in this study have been demonstrated to be good inoculators of forage.
The drill, the bits, 100 pound boxes of wax and $25 for inoculators is about the typical prices these days.
Jenner's famous discovery of the smallpox vaccine ran into the opposition of the inoculators concerned about losing their lucrative trade .