Immune meaning

ĭ-myo͝on
Not affected by a given influence; unresponsive.

Immune to persuasion.

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The definition of immune is you are resistant to or unaffected by something harmful, especially a bacteria or disease.

A person who has been promised he will not be prosecuted for a crime is an example of someone who is immune to prosecution.

A person who has had the chicken pox vaccine and cannot get chicken pox is an example of someone who is immune to chicken pox.

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An immune person.
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Relating to immunity or an immune response.
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Having resistance to a specific pathogen.
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Having or producing sensitized antibodies or lymphocytes that react to specific antigens.

Immune serum.

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(usually with "from") Exempt; not subject to.

As a diplomat, you are immune from prosecution.

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(medicine, usually with "to") Protected by inoculation, or due to innate resistance to pathogens.

I am immune to chicken pox.

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(by extension) Not vulnerable.

Alas, he was immune to my charms.

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(medicine) Of or pertaining to the immune system.

We examined the patient's immune response.

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(epidemiology) A person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease.
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Protected against something disagreeable or harmful.
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Not susceptible to some specified disease because of the presence of the specific antibodies.
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Of or relating to immunity or the immune system.
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Origin of immune

  • Middle English from Latin immūnis mei-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French immun, from Latin immūnis (“exempt from public service”), from in- (“not”) + mūnus (“service”)

    From Wiktionary