inoculate (someone) with (something)

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inoculate (someone) with (something)

To vaccinate someone so that they become immune to a particular disease (named after "with"). The kids have been inoculated against measles, mumps, and rubella with the MMR vaccine.
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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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