Inoculant vs Inoculate - What's the difference?

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Inoculant is a related term of inoculate.


As a noun inoculant

is the active material used in an inoculation; an inoculum.

As a verb inoculate is

(immunology) to introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.

inoculant

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The active material used in an inoculation; an inoculum
  • (engineering) An alloyant used to refine grains in a cast macrostructure.
  • Synonyms

    * (engineering) grain refiner

    Anagrams

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    References

    * Science and engineering of casting solidification By Doru Michael Stefanescu ----

    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
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  • See also

    * immunize / immunise * vaccinate