A little girl about to receive an inoculation.
The definition of an inoculation is the action of being vaccinated, or is the vaccine.
When you go and get a shot so you do not get the measles, this is an example of an inoculation.
the act or process of inoculating; esp.,
- the injection of a disease agent into an animal or plant, usually to cause a mild form of the disease and build up immunity to it
- the putting of bacteria, serum, etc. into soil, a culture medium, etc.
Origin of inoculationClassical Latin inoculatio
The act or an instance of inoculating, especially the introduction of an antigenic substance or vaccine into the body to produce immunity to a specific disease.