Meaning of “vaccinate” in the English Dictionary

"vaccinate" in British English

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vaccinateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈvæk.sɪ.neɪt/ us /ˈvæk.sə.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.
noun [ C or U ] uk /ˌvæk.sɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌvæk.səˈneɪ.ʃən/


All the children have received two vaccinations against measles.

(Definition of “vaccinate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)