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vaccinenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈvæk.siːn/
C2 a substance containing a virus or bacterium in a form that is not harmful, given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease that the virus or bacterium causes: This vaccine protects against some kinds of the bacteria.
Translations of “vaccine”
in Arabic لُقاح…
in Korean 백신…
in Malaysian vaksin…
in French vaccin…
in Turkish aşı…
in Italian vaccino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疫苗…
in Russian вакцина…
in Polish szczepionka…
in Vietnamese vắc xin…
in Spanish vacuna…
in Portuguese vacina…
in Thai วัคซีน…
in German der Impfstoff…
in Catalan vacuna…
in Japanese ワクチン…
in Indonesian vaksin…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疫苗…
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