immune

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adjective im·mune \i-ˈmyün\

Definition of immune

  1. 1a :  free, exempt immune from further taxationb :  marked by protection some criminal leaders are immune from arrest

  2. 2 :  not susceptible or responsive immune to all pleas; especially :  having a high degree of resistance to a disease immune to diphtheria

  3. 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

immune

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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

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IMMUNE Defined for English Language Learners

immune

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adjective im·mune \i-ˈmyün\

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

immune

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adjective im·mune \i-ˈmyün\

Definition of immune for Students

  1. 1 :  having a high degree of resistance to an illness or disease

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or involving the body's immune system an immune response

  3. 3 :  not influenced or affected by something She is immune to criticism.

  4. 4 :  not subject to something :  exempt They are immune from punishment.


Medical Dictionary

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immune

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adjective im·mune \im-ˈyün\

Medical Definition of immune

  1. 1:  not susceptible or responsive; especially :  having a high degree of resistance to a disease immune to diphtheria

  2. 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


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immune

noun im·mune

Medical Definition of immune

  1. :  an immune individual


Law Dictionary

immune

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adjective im·mune \i-ˈmyün\

Legal Definition of immune

  1. :  having immunity :  exempt



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