[im-yuh-nahyz, ih-myoo-nahyz] /ˈɪm yəˌnaɪz, ɪˈmyu naɪz/

verb (used with object), immunized, immunizing.
to make .
to render harmless or ineffective; neutralize.
Law. to grant (a witness) .
to make immune, esp by inoculation

1889, from immune + -ize. Related: Immunized; immunizing.

immunize im·mu·nize (ĭm’yə-nīz’)
v. im·mu·nized, im·mu·niz·ing, im·mu·niz·es

im’mu·ni·za’tion (-nĭ-zā’shən) n.


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