Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


the act or practice of ; inoculation with .
Contemporary Examples

To be sure, I do think this is one of the best arguments for universal vaccination: parents don’t send any message by vaccination.
Why You Should Vaccinate Your Sons for HPV Megan McArdle June 2, 2013

Of course not—the delivery of vaccine from manufacturer to arm is only part of the problem for any vaccination program.
Powdered Measles Vaccine Could Be Huge for Developing World Kent Sepkowitz December 1, 2014

And groups like the Australian vaccination Network spread—and continue to spread—outright falsehoods about vaccines.
Not Vaccinating Your Kids Is a Horrible Thing to Do Ilana Glazer April 30, 2013

When my daughter was born six years ago, I lost many nights of sleep worrying about vaccination.
U.S. Debunks Autism Myth Adam Winkler March 12, 2010

The facts are not faintly controversial for those who believe in reality: vaccination saves lives, families, and dollars.
Thank You, Croatia: All Hail Mandatory Vaccinations Kent Sepkowitz March 26, 2014

Historical Examples

Since vaccination had become general, smallpox cases had fallen by at least one-half.
Social Transformations of the Victorian Age T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott

vaccination in those days was by no means the universal custom that it now is.
Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln

There is a vaccination department for the purpose of preventing the ravages of small-pox.
Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877 James Kennedy

Since vaccination became the rule, however, there are very few cases.
Where Half The World Is Waking Up Clarence Poe

She was then at Philadelphia, and at the moment of his introduction to her was undergoing the process of vaccination.
Pioneers and Founders Charlotte Mary Yonge

the act of vaccinating
the scar left following inoculation with a vaccine

1803, used by British physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823) for the technique he devised of preventing smallpox by injecting people with the cowpox virus (variolae vaccinae), from vaccine (adj.) “pertaining to cows, from cows” (1798), from Latin vaccinus “from cows,” from vacca “cow” (bos being originally “ox,” “a loan word from a rural dialect” according to Buck, who cites Umbrian bue). “The use of the term for diseases other than smallpox is due to Pasteur” [OED].

vaccination vac·ci·na·tion (vāk’sə-nā’shən)

Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.

A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.


Inoculation with a vaccine in order to protect against a particular disease.

A scar left on the skin by vaccinating.

vaccination [(vak-suh-nay-shuhn)]

Inoculation with a vaccine to produce immunity to a particular infectious disease.


Read Also:

  • Anti-technology

    the branch of knowledge that deals with the creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, and the environment, drawing upon such subjects as industrial arts, engineering, applied science, and pure science. the application of this knowledge for practical ends. the terminology of an art, science, etc.; technical nomenclature. a scientific […]

  • Anti-vivisectionist

    a person who opposes . Also, antivivisection. of, relating to, or characteristic of antivivisectionists or their policies. Historical Examples But an anti-vivisectionist society cannot show results of this kind. Experiments on Animals Stephen Paget The average anti-vivisectionist disregards them, or at least makes no effort to prevent them. The Pros and Cons of Vivisection Charles […]

  • Welfare

    the good fortune, health, happiness, prosperity, etc., of a person, group, or organization; well-being: to look after a child’s welfare; the physical or moral welfare of society. . financial or other assistance to an individual or family from a city, state, or national government: Thousands of jobless people in this city would starve if it […]

  • Anti-zionist

    a worldwide Jewish movement that resulted in the establishment and development of the state of Israel. Contemporary Examples Many Socialist Jews were anti-zionist because they believed the proletariat should unite across religious and ethnic lines. Israel’s Democracy Hypocrisy Peter Beinart May 8, 2011 So if pushed to peg myself on the spectrum from Zionist to […]

Disclaimer: Vaccination definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.