Bud vs Inoculate - What's the difference?

bud | inoculate |


As verbs the difference between bud and inoculate

is that bud is to form buds while inoculate is (immunology) to introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.

As a noun bud

is a newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded or bud can be (informal) buddy, friend.

bud

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) budde 'bud, seedpod', from (etyl) .

Noun

(wikipedia bud) (en noun)
  • A newly formed leaf or flower that has not yet unfolded.
  • After a long, cold winter, the trees finally began to produce buds .
  • (usually uncountable, slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the bud ), or marijuana generally.
  • Hey bro, want to smoke some bud ?
  • A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.
  • In this slide, you can see a yeast cell forming buds .
  • A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
  • Synonyms
    * (marijuana) nug; see also
    Derived terms
    * redbud * taste bud * bud of promise

    Verb

    (budd)
  • To form buds.
  • The trees are finally starting to bud .
  • To reproduce by splitting off buds.
  • Yeast reproduces by budding .
  • To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  • To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.
  • a budding virgin
    (Shakespeare)

    Etymology 2

    From (buddy).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal) Buddy, friend.
  • I like to hang out with my buds on Saturday night.
  • (informal) (used to address a male)
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Anagrams

    * * English terms of address ----

    inoculate

    English

    Alternative forms

    * innoculate

    Verb

  • (immunology) To introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.
  • *
  • (by extension) To safeguard or protect something as if by inoculation.
  • To add one substance to another; to spike.
  • The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
  • To graft by inserting buds.
  • to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
    to inoculate a tree
  • *
  • (figurative) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
  • to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity
  • *
  • See also

    * immunize / immunise * vaccinate