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Definition of vaccinate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vaccinate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈvæksɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæksɪneɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they vaccinate
BrE BrE//ˈvæksɪneɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæksɪneɪt//
 
he / she / it vaccinates
BrE BrE//ˈvæksɪneɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæksɪneɪts//
 
past simple vaccinated
BrE BrE//ˈvæksɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæksɪneɪtɪd//
 
past participle vaccinated
BrE BrE//ˈvæksɪneɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæksɪneɪtɪd//
 
-ing form vaccinating
BrE BrE//ˈvæksɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvæksɪneɪtɪŋ//
 
Ailments and diseases, Being ill
 
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[often passive] vaccinate somebody (against something) to give a person or an animal a vaccine, especially by injecting it, in order to protect them against a disease I was vaccinated against tetanus. Wordfinderbacteria, disease, epidemic, fever, illness, immunity, infection, spread, vaccinate, virus CollocationsIllnessesBecoming ill catch a cold/​an infectious disease/​the flu/(British English) flu/​pneumonia/​a virus/(informal) a bug get (British English) ill/(North American English) sick/​a disease/​AIDS/​breast cancer/​a cold/​the flu/(British English) flu/​a migraine come down with a cold/​the flu/(British English) flu contract a deadly disease/​a serious illness/​HIV/​AIDS be infected with a virus/​a parasite/​HIV develop cancer/​diabetes/​a rash/​an ulcer/​symptoms of hepatitis have a heart attack/​a stroke provoke/​trigger/​produce an allergic reaction block/​burst/​rupture a blood vessel damage/​sever a nerve/​an artery/​a tendonBeing ill feel (British English) ill/​sick/​nauseous/​queasy be running (British English) a temperature/(North American English) a fever have a head cold/​diabetes/​heart disease/​lung cancer/​a headache/(British English) a high temperature/(North American English) a fever suffer from asthma/​malnutrition/​frequent headaches/​bouts of depression/​a mental disorder be laid up with/ (British English) be in bed with a cold/​the flu/(British English) flu/​a migraine nurse a cold/​a headache/​a hangover battle/​fight cancer/​depression/​addiction/​alcoholismTreatments examine a patient diagnose a condition/​disease/​disorder be diagnosed with cancer/​diabetes/​schizophrenia prescribe/​be given/​be on/​take drugs/​medicine/​medication/​pills/​painkillers/​antibiotics treat somebody for cancer/​depression/​shock have/​undergo an examination/​an operation/​surgery/​a kidney transplant/​therapy/​chemotherapy/​treatment for cancer have/​be given an injection/(British English) a flu jab/(North American English) a flu shot/​a blood transfusion/​a scan/​an X-ray cure a disease/​an ailment/​cancer/​a headache/​a patient prevent the spread of disease/​further outbreaks/​damage to the lungs be vaccinated against the flu/(British English) flu/​the measles/(British English) measles/​polio/​smallpox enhance/​boost/​confer/​build immunity to a disease compare immunize, inoculate See related entries: Ailments and diseases, Being ill
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