Vaccination

Vac`ci*na"tion

(?), n. 1. The act, art, or practice of vaccinating, or inoculating with the cowpox, in order to prevent or mitigate an attack of smallpox. Cf. Inoculation.
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In recent use, vaccination sometimes includes inoculation with any virus as a preventive measure; as, vaccination against cholera.
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2. Any inoculation intended to raise immunity to a disease.
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