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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 against (something)

To vaccinate someone so that they become immune to a particular disease (named after "against"). A noun or pronoun can be used between "inoculate" and "against." No, I never had chicken pox as a kid, so I've been inoculated against it. The MMR vaccine inoculates children against measles, mumps, and rubella.
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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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Maximum yield of sugarcane was recorded in both plant and ratoon crops of sugarcane in plots treated with inundative release method (101 .5t/ha in plant crop and 69.25 t/ha in ratoon crop) followed by inoculative release method (95.84t/ha in plant crop and 63.14t/ha in ratoon crop).
1995b), supercooling is the more effective mode during periods of low ambient water potential, when the risk of inoculative freezing is reduced, Because hatchlings apparently survive freezing only if [T.sub.b] remains [greater than or equal to]-4[degrees]C (Storey et al.
Responses to subfreezing temperatures: SCPs, susceptibility of inoculative freezing, and freeze tolerance.
Commercial mycoinsecticides can regulate insect populations through inundative and inoculative application (Mahdavi et al.
externa in the area (Fiedler et al., 2008), this one maybe requires more knowledge about ecology (such as plants which can provide nectar, pollen and/or shelter for these insects) than about genetic structure; 2) inoculative and inundative releases, in these cases the genetic studies on population structure are essential.
hebetor and the knowledge of longevity and fecundity of parasitoids are crucial for biological control programs based on augmentative or inoculative parasitoid release (Godfray, 1994; Sahin and Ozkan, 2007).
podisi has been proven to be very important due to its effectiveness in classical and inoculative biological control, controlling the Neotropical brown stink bug, Euschistus heros (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), the most abundant species of the stink-bug complex that attacks soybeans in South America and other regions of the world (PANIZZI & OLIVEIRA, 1998).
The population growth dynamics of insect pest species and their population peaks are key for developing well sounded strategies for pest control through the use of natural enemies (entomopathogenic fungi, predators and parasitoids), either by the inoculative or inundative release of natural enemies.
Classical or inoculative biological control of turfgrass weeds, if it were successful, would be closely allied with cultural management, because cultural practices could be adjusted to assist the establishment of weed natural enemies.
But only the German military, psychological, and military-psychological establishments stayed with the analysis-inspired research into war neurosis: its cure and inoculative prevention on one's own side and its infliction across enemy lines through psychological warfare.
Entomopathogenic fungi can be used to suppress insect populations through both inundative and inoculative releases (Mahdavi et al.
Large-scale inoculative releases of entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema glaseri: assessment 50 years later.
In the context of biological control, the display of an aggregative response is especially desirable from parasitoids used in inoculative biological control.
Biopesticides are viewed as having potential for becoming key components of integrated pest management (IPM) programs in which the biopesticides would be utilized inundatively, or in an inoculative manner, characteristic of classical biological control.