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immune

Pronunciation: /ɪˈmjuːn/

Translation of immune in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1 1.1 (not susceptible) to be immune to sth ser* inmune a algo he was immune to her charms era inmune a sus encantos I've had measles, so I'm immune ya he tenido el sarampión, así que estoy inmunizado she was immune to persuasion nada logró persuadirla she's not immune to doubt no está libre de que la asalte la duda
    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.
    1.2 (before noun/delante del nombre) [system/response] inmunológico immune serum suero (masculine) inmune
    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.
  • 2 (exempt)immune from sth immune from taxation con inmunidad fiscal diplomats are immune from prosecution los diplomáticos gozan de inmunidad none of us is immune from the effects of the recession a todos nos afecta la recesión
    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.

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