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vaccinate (inject or otherwise introduce a weakened germ or other substance to immunize)

or metaphorically to indicate protection via previous exposure — as in "She was inoculated against those dangerous ideas by early exposure in a safe environment."
  • Josie didn't mean to, but Drew's words and the stupid guy in the movie trying to jump the bridge and the way the stars were pricking at her skin, like inoculations for a terminal disease, suddenly made her start to cry.
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