• (America) IPA: /ɪˈmjuːn/


  1. (usually with "from") Exempt; not subject to.
    As a diplomat, you are immune from prosecution.
  2. (medicine, usually with "to") Protected by inoculation, or due to innate resistance to pathogens.
    I am immune to chicken pox.
  3. (by extension) Not vulnerable.
    Alas, he was immune to my charms.
  4. (medicine) Of or pertaining to the immune system.
    We examined the patient's immune response.
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immune (plural immunes)

  1. (epidemiology) A person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease

immune (immunes, present participle immuning; past and past participle immuned)

  1. (rare, transitive) To make immune.
    • In the seventies those who met me did not know / Of the vision / That immuned me from the chillings of mis-prision […]
    • 1905, American Veterinary Medical Association, Journal (volume 29, page 42)
      The utilization of such milk will, however, necessitate an adaptable milk preservation method, through which the immuning agents will not be destroyed or diminished.

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