to inoculate with a specific vaccine in order to prevent disease
Origin of vaccinatevaccin(e) + -ate
to practice vaccination
verbvac·ci·nat·ed, vac·ci·nat·ing, vac·ci·nates
To inoculate with a vaccine in order to produce immunity to an infectious disease, such as diphtheria or typhus.
To perform vaccinations or a vaccination.
(third-person singular simple present vaccinates, present participle vaccinating, simple past and past participle vaccinated)