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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [vak-seen or, esp. British, vak-seen, -sin]
    • /vækˈsin or, esp. British, ˈvæk sin, -sɪn/
    • /ˈvæk.siːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vak-seen or, esp. British, vak-seen, -sin]
    • /vækˈsin or, esp. British, ˈvæk sin, -sɪn/

Definitions of vaccine word

  • noun vaccine any preparation used as a preventive inoculation to confer immunity against a specific disease, usually employing an innocuous form of the disease agent, as killed or weakened bacteria or viruses, to stimulate antibody production. 1
  • noun vaccine the virus of cowpox, used in vaccination, obtained from pox vesicles of a cow or person. 1
  • noun vaccine a software program that helps to protect against computer viruses, as by detecting them and warning the user. 1
  • adjective vaccine of or relating to vaccination. 1
  • adjective vaccine of or relating to vaccinia. 1
  • adjective vaccine of, relating to, or derived from cows. 1

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Parts of speech for Vaccine


vaccine popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for vaccine

noun vaccine

  • agglutinin — a substance, such as an antibody or a lectin, that causes agglutination of cells or bacteria
  • agglutinogen — an antigen that reacts with or stimulates the formation of a specific agglutinin
  • anti-biotic — any of a large group of chemical substances, as penicillin or streptomycin, produced by various microorganisms and fungi, having the capacity in dilute solutions to inhibit the growth of or to destroy bacteria and other microorganisms, used chiefly in the treatment of infectious diseases.
  • antibodies — any of numerous Y -shaped protein molecules produced by B cells as a primary immune defense, each molecule and its clones having a unique binding site that can combine with the complementary site of a foreign antigen, as on a virus or bacterium, thereby disabling the antigen and signaling other immune defenses. Abbreviation: Ab.
  • antibody — Antibodies are substances which a person's or an animal's body produces in their blood in order to destroy substances which carry disease.

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