Vaccine

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Definition

a vaccine: a substance made from the germs that cause a disease which is given to people to prevent them getting the disease
noun
Pronunciation examples
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.

Examples

  • "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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