Immune



[ih-myoon] /ɪˈmyun/

adjective
1.
protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation.
2.
of or relating to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen:
immune reaction.
3.
exempt or protected:
immune from punishment.
4.
not responsive or susceptible:
immune to new ideas.
noun
5.
a person who is immune.
/ɪˈmjuːn/
adjective
1.
protected against a specific disease by inoculation or as the result of innate or acquired resistance
2.
relating to or conferring immunity: an immune body See antibody
3.
(usually postpositive) foll by to. unsusceptible (to) or secure (against): immune to inflation
4.
exempt from obligation, penalty, etc
noun
5.
an immune person or animal
adj.

mid-15c., “free; exempt,” back-formation from immunity. Cf. Latin immunis “exempt from public service, free from taxes.” Specific modern medical sense of “exempt from a disease” (typically because of inoculation) is from 1881. Immune system attested by 1917.

immune im·mune (ĭ-myoōn’)
adj.

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