- 1Resistant to a particular infection or toxin owing to the presence of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells: they were naturally immune to hepatitis BMore example sentences
- People whose immune systems have fought the infection will then be immune to TB.
- Contracting the disease once does not render a person immune to future infections, which is why getting routine boosters is so important.
- In this way, vaccinations allow you to become immune to an infection without having the illness first.
- 1.1Protected or exempt, especially from an obligation or the effects of something: they are immune from legal actionMore example sentences
- Nevertheless, if the worst happened, we would not be immune from the effects of such an attack.
- Royalty are not immune from their effects, as we have seen all too clearly.
- Commercial free speech is protected, but it is not immune from regulation.
- 1.2 [predic.] Not affected or influenced by something: no one is immune to his immense charmMore example sentences
- So maybe I'm not completely immune to those seasonal influences either…
- We could see their love and it rubbed off on us - or at least it rubbed off on those not so opposed to the man as to be immune to such influence.
- At the same time, the hype notwithstanding, large parts of the country remain immune to media influence.
- 1.3 [attributive] Biology Of or relating to immunity: the body’s immune systemMore example sentences
- Rejection is the term applied to the natural immune response to foreign tissue.
- Vitamin C is necessary for collagen formation, proper immune function, and as a tissue antioxidant.
- Several studies have been undertaken using this natural immune modulator.
late Middle English (in the sense 'free from (a liability)'): from Latin immunis 'exempt from public service or charge', from in- 'not' + munis 'ready for service'. Senses relating to physiological resistance date from the late 19th century.