adjective im·mune \i-ˈmyün\

: not capable of being affected by a disease

: not influenced or affected by something

: having special protection from something that is required for most people by law

Full Definition of IMMUNE

a :  free, exempt <immune from further taxation>
b :  marked by protection <some criminal leaders are immune from arrest>
:  not susceptible or responsive <immune to all pleas>; especially :  having a high degree of resistance to a disease <immune to diphtheria>
a :  having or producing antibodies or lymphocytes capable of reacting with a specific antigen <an immune serum>
b :  produced by, involved in, or concerned with immunity or an immune response <immune agglutinins> <immune globulins>
immune noun

Origin of IMMUNE

Middle English, from Latin immunis, from in- + munia services, obligations; akin to Latin munus service — more at mean
First Known Use: 15th century

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