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a vaccine: a substance made from the germs that cause a disease which is given to people to prevent them getting the disease
UK: Eureka! I've invented a vaccine for the common cold!
US: I need several vaccinations, including one in my bottom, before I travel to Egypt.
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- "Convinced that his beloved pet goldfish 'Bubbles', a prize won at a local carnival, is in mortal peril, Thomas has quarantined Bubbles to a 6 by 6 by 6 inch glass bowl until a vaccine is discovered or doctors clear the fish for transport."
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