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Definition of "immune" []

  • Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt: immune from taxation; immune from criminal prosecution. (adjective)
  • Not affected by a given influence; unresponsive: immune to persuasion. (adjective)
  • Immunology Of, relating to, or having resistance to infection by a specific pathogen. (adjective)
  • Immunology Of or relating to sensitized antibodies or lymphocytes that react to specific agents. (adjective)
  • A person who is immune to a particular infection. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "immune" in a sentence
  • "But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed."
  • "Even the lymph system is only a part of what we call the immune system."
  • "Dr. Benacerraf's specific contribution was the discovery that the strength of an individual's immune response was controlled by a group of genes, which he called "immune response genes.""