Definition of immune
2 : not susceptible or responsive immune to all pleas; especially : having a high degree of resistance to a disease immune to diphtheria
3a : having or producing antibodies or lymphocytes capable of reacting with a specific antigen an immune serumb : produced by, involved in, or concerned with immunity or an immune response immune agglutinins immune globulins
Recent Examples of immune from the Web
Naperville businesses are not immune from the state's inability to pay.
Luxury brands have not been immune to the changing retail landscape, as shoppers choose to browse and buy online rather than visiting stores in malls, said Britt Beemer, chairman and founder of consumer behavior firm America’s Research Group.
In 2015, her close friend and longtime dancer Lawrence Cassella, an exuberant presence in her work since 2003, died at 38 after a three-month struggle with HLH, a rare immune system disease.
The former utilizes the patient’s own immune system, whereas the latter aims to attack only the cancer cells.
Even scientists, some of the loudest advocates for objectivity, are not immune to deeply rooted differences in the perception of men and women.
Metabolism is the language the brain, gut and immune system use to communicate.
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is recruiting patients ages 2 through adulthood with recurrent Ewing’s Sarcoma for a clinical trial of a personalized vaccine to help the immune system target cancer.
Bell had become fascinated with a part of the immune response known as the complement cascade, which helps the blood stream get rid of damaged cells and bacteria.
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Origin and Etymology 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
IMMUNE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of immune for English Language Learners
: 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
IMMUNE Defined for Kids
Definition of immune for Students
1 : having a high degree of resistance to an illness or disease
2 : of, relating to, or involving the body's immune system an immune response
3 : not influenced or affected by something She is immune to criticism.
4 : not subject to something : exempt They are immune from punishment.
Medical Definition of immune
1: not susceptible or responsive; especially : having a high degree of resistance to a disease immune to diphtheria
2a: having or producing antibodies or lymphocytes capable of reacting with a specific antigen an immune serumb: produced by, involved in, or concerned with immunity or an immune response immune agglutinins
Medical Definition of immune
: an immune individual
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