Definition of immunize in English:

immunize

Line breaks: im¦mun|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈɪmjʊnʌɪz
 
/
(also immunise)

verb

[with object]
  • Make (a person or animal) immune to infection, typically by inoculation: the vaccine is used to immunize children against measles
    More example sentences
    • Stray dogs are carefully controlled, household dogs are immunised, and rabies vaccination is widely available.
    • Mice were immunized with the allergen and the response was compared with the response achieved with ovalbumin immunization.
    • Three days after UV exposure, the mice were immunized by subcutaneous injection of the antigen.
    Synonyms
    vaccinate, inoculate, inject; protect from, shield from, safeguard from
    informal give someone a jab, give someone a shot

Derivatives

immunization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • We recorded use of preventive health services and immunisations at the final paediatric assessments.
  • The original review included intramuscular injections or immunizations as painful procedures.
  • The other part of the schedule lists immunizations indicated and contraindicated by medical conditions.

immunizer

noun

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