Inoculation vs Infest - What's the difference?

inoculation | infest |


As a noun inoculation

is (immunology) the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.

As a verb infest is

to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers.

As an adjective infest is

(obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing.

inoculation

Noun

(en noun)
  • (immunology) The introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.
  • (microbiology) The introduction of a microorganism into a culture medium.
  • An inoculum, what is inoculated
  • See also

    * immunisation * vaccination

    infest

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
  • Insects are infesting my basement!
  • (pathology, of a parasite) To invade a host plant or animal
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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) mischievous; hurtful; harassing
  • (Spenser)

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