vaccine Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “vaccine” in the English Dictionary

"vaccine" in British English

See all translations

vaccinenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈvæk.siːn/
C2 a ​substancecontaining 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 ​bacteriumcauses: This vaccine ​protects against some ​kinds of the ​bacteria.
(Definition of vaccine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vaccine" in American English

See all translations

vaccinenoun [C]

 us   /ˈvæk·sin, vækˈsin/
a ​specialsubstance that you take into ​yourbody to ​prevent a ​disease, and that ​contains a weakened or ​deadform of the disease-causing ​organism
vaccinate
verb [T]  us   /ˈvæk·səˌneɪt/
Our ​children have been vaccinated for ​measles and other ​childhooddiseases.
vaccination
noun [C]  us   /ˌvæk·səˈneɪ·ʃən/
Most ​statesrequire all ​children to ​receive the vaccination before ​beginningelementaryschool.
(Definition of vaccine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “vaccine”
in Korean 백신…
in Arabic لُقاح…
in Malaysian vaksin…
in French vaccin…
in Russian вакцина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 疫苗…
in Italian vaccino…
in Turkish aşı…
in Polish szczepionka…
in Spanish vacuna…
in Vietnamese vắc xin…
in Portuguese vacina…
in Thai วัคซีน…
in German der Impfstoff…
in Catalan vacuna…
in Japanese ワクチン…
in Chinese (Simplified) 疫苗…
in Indonesian vaksin…
What is the pronunciation of vaccine?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More