Cultivate vs Inoculate - What's the difference?

cultivate | inoculate |


As verbs the difference between cultivate and inoculate

is that cultivate is to grow plants, notably crops while inoculate is (immunology) to introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.

cultivate

English

Verb

(cultivat)
  • To grow plants, notably crops
  • Farmers should cultivate their crops to get a good harvest.
  • To nurture; to foster; to tend.
  • They tried to cultivate an interest in learning among their students.
  • To turn or stir soil in preparation for planting.
  • Derived terms

    * cultivable * cultivar * cultivated * cultivation * cultivator * uncultivated

    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.
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  • (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
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  • (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