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immunity

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noun im·mu·ni·ty \i-ˈmyü-nə-tē\

Simple Definition of immunity

  • medical : the power to keep yourself from being affected by a disease

  • : special protection from what is required for most people by law

Full Definition of immunity

plural im·mu·ni·ties

  1. :  the quality or state of being immune; especially :  a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products

Examples of immunity

  1. They have developed immunity to the virus.

  2. They have developed an immunity to the virus.



14th Century

First Known Use of immunity

14th century

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IMMUNITY Defined for Kids

immunity

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noun im·mu·ni·ty \i-ˈmyü-nə-tē\

Definition of immunity

plural im·mu·ni·ties

  1. 1 :  freedom from an obligation or penalty to which others are subject <immunity from punishment>

  2. 2 :  the power to resist infection whether natural or acquired (as by vaccination)




Medical Dictionary

immunity

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noun im·mu·ni·ty \im-ˈyü-nət-ē\

Medical Definition of immunity

plural im·mu·ni·ties

  1. :  the quality or state of being immune; especially :  a condition of being able to resist a particular disease especially through preventing development of a pathogenic microorganism or by counteracting the effects of its products—see acquired immunity, active immunity, natural immunity, passive immunity





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