nonimmunized

adjective

non·​im·​mu·​nized ˌnän-ˈi-myə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce nonimmunized (audio)
: not having been made immune to something (such as a communicable disease) especially by vaccination
nonimmunized children at risk of measles

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In rare cases in populations that are underimmunized, the weakened virus can mutate and infect nonimmunized people. Peter Schwartzstein, Scientific American, 22 May 2020 Measles is notoriously contagious for people without immunity to the disease, with a 90 percent infection rate for nonimmunized people who venture near an active spreader, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 Feb. 2018 Measles is notoriously contagious for people without immunity to the disease, with a 90 percent infection rate for nonimmunized people who venture near an active spreader, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 Feb. 2018 Measles is notoriously contagious for people without immunity to the disease, with a 90 percent infection rate for nonimmunized people who venture near an active spreader, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 Feb. 2018 Measles is notoriously contagious for people without immunity to the disease, with a 90 percent infection rate for nonimmunized people who venture near an active spreader, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 Feb. 2018 Measles is notoriously contagious for people without immunity to the disease, with a 90 percent infection rate for nonimmunized people who venture near an active spreader, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 Feb. 2018 Measles is notoriously contagious for people without immunity to the disease, with a 90 percent infection rate for nonimmunized people who venture near an active spreader, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 Feb. 2018 Measles is notoriously contagious for people without immunity to the disease, with a 90 percent infection rate for nonimmunized people who venture near an active spreader, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 26 Feb. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonimmunized was in 1901

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“Nonimmunized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonimmunized. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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