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English definition of “vaccinate”

vaccinate

verb [T]     /ˈvæk.sɪ.neɪt/
C2 to give someone a vaccine, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting a disease: The children were vaccinated against the major childhood diseases. → See also inoculate, immunizeImmunology and vaccination vaccination     /ˌvæk.sɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] C2 All the children have received two vaccinations against measles.Immunology and vaccination
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