Inject vs Inoculate - What's the difference?

inject | inoculate |


As verbs the difference between inject and inoculate

is that inject is to push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage while inoculate is (immunology) to introduce an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body, as to produce immunity to a specific disease.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

inject

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To push or pump (something, especially fluids) into a cavity or passage.
  • The nurse injected a painkilling drug into the veins of my forearm.
  • To introduce (something) suddenly or violently.
  • Punk injected a much-needed sense of urgency into the British music scene.
  • * Milton
  • Caesar also, then hatching tyranny, injected the same scrupulous demurs.
  • To administer an injection to (someone or something), especially of medicine or drugs.
  • Now lie back while we inject you with the anesthetic.
    to inject the blood vessels
  • To take or be administered something by means of injection, especially medicine or drugs.
  • It's been a week since I stopped injecting , and I'm still in withdrawal.
  • (computing) To introduce (code) into an existing program or its memory space, often without tight integration and sometimes through a security vulnerability.
  • * {{quote-usenet
  • , year=1996 , monthday=November 11 , author=David TaillĂ© , [email protected] , title=Getting Process information , [email protected] , group=comp.os.ms-windows.programmer.win32 citation
    Yes, you'll have to use CreateRemoteThread to "inject code" if you want information like the current directory of a process (at least on NT 3.5x).
  • * {{quote-usenet
  • , year=1999 , monthday=August 23 , author=Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein , [email protected] , title=Java is Going to Be the Death of Java , [email protected] , group=comp.lang.java.advocacy citation
    As soon as a virus programmer discovers that some popular ActiveX thing has a bug that can be exploited, e.g. with controlled crashes to inject code, it's going to be a disaster.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2003 , author=Ryan Russell , title=Stealing the Network: How to Own the Box , chapter=The Thief No One Saw citation , isbn=1931836876 , page=146 , passage=A quick test to see if I can inject SQL data is to enter my username and password as 'a.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2007 , author=Jeremiah Grossman and Robert Hansen , title=XSS Attacks: Cross-Site Scripting Exploits and Defense , chapter=XSS Theory citation , isbn=1931836876 , page=86 , passage=DOM XSS is an unusual method for injecting JavaScript into a user's browser.}}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=2010 , author=Andrew Moore , title=Visual Studio 2010 All-in-One for Dummies , chapter=AJAX Explained: What It Does and Why You Should Consider Using It citation , isbn=9780470539439 , page=410 , passage=The AJAX controls inject the appropriate JavaScript code into the HTML output stream without you needing to code any JavaScript yourself.}}
  • (obsolete) To cast or throw; used with on .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • And mound inject on mound.

    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