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immunize

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verb, im·mu·nize \ˈi-myə-ˌnīz\

Simple Definition of immunize

  • : to give (someone) a vaccine to prevent infection by a disease

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of immunize

immunizedimmunizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make immune

immunization play \ˌi-myə-nə-ˈzā-shən also i-ˌmyü-nə-\ noun

Examples of immunize in a sentence

  1. Many people had to be immunized after being exposed to the disease.



1892

First Known Use of immunize

1892

Rhymes with immunize

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IMMUNIZE Defined for Kids

immunize

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verb im·mu·nize \ˈi-myə-ˌnīz\

Definition of immunize for Students

immunizedimmunizing

  1. :  to make immune especially by vaccination




Medical Dictionary

immunize

transitive verb im·mu·nize

Medical Definition of immunize

immunized also British immunised; immunizing also British immunising

  1. :  to make immune



Variants of immunize

also British immunise \ˈim-yə-ˌnīz\play

Law Dictionary

immunize

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transitive verb im·mu·nize \ˈi-myə-ˌnīz\

Legal Definition of immunize

immunizedimmunizing

  1. :  to grant immunity to <the ultimately ill-fated effort to immunize state judges from the burdens of the federal income tax — J. K. Owens>

immunization \ˌi-myə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ play noun



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