inoculate [ ih-nok-yuh-leyt ]
verb (used with object) [in·oc·u·lat·ed, in·oc·u·lat·ing.]
1. to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistance.
2. to affect or treat (a person, animal, or plant) in this manner.
3. to introduce (microorganisms) into surroundings suited to their growth, as a culture medium.
soothsayer [ sooth-sey-er ]
1. a person who professes to foretell events.