immunize

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verb im·mu·nize \ˈi-myə-ˌnīz\

Definition of immunize

immunized

;

immunizing

  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.

Recent Examples of immunize from the Web

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First Known Use of immunize

1889


IMMUNIZE Defined for English Language Learners

immunize

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verb

Definition of immunize for English Language Learners

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


IMMUNIZE Defined for Kids

immunize

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verb im·mu·nize \ˈi-myə-ˌnīz\

Definition of immunize for Students

immunized

;

immunizing

  1. :  to make immune especially by vaccination


Medical Dictionary

immunize

transitive verb im·mu·nize
variants: also British

immunise

\ˈim-yə-ˌnīz\play

Medical Definition of immunize

immunized

also British

immunised

;

immunizing

also British

immunising

  1. :  to make immune


Law Dictionary

immunize

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

Legal Definition of immunize

immunized

immunizing

  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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