As verbs the difference between safeguard and inoculate
is that safeguard
is to protect, to keep safe 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 safeguard
is something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
Something that serves as a guard or protection; a defense.
One who, or that which, defends or protects; defence; protection.
- Getting a flu shot is a good safeguard against illness.
A safe-conduct or passport, especially in time of war.
- Thy sword, the safeguard of thy brother's throne.
to protect, to keep safe
to escort safely
- She kept a savings to safeguard against debt and emergencies.
(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.
To graft by inserting buds.
- The culture medium was inoculated with selenium to investigate the rate of uptake.
- to inoculate the bud of one tree or plant into another
(figurative) To introduce into the mind (used especially of harmful ideas or principles); to imbue.
- to inoculate a tree
- to inoculate someone with treason or infidelity
* immunize / immunise