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vaccinenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈvæk.siːn/  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)

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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”
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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…
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