Immunize
Immune Im*mune", a. [L. immunis. See {Immunity}.] 1. Exempt; protected. -- {Im*mu"nize}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) Protected from disease due to the action of the immune system, especially by having been inoculated against or previously exposed to a disease. [PJC]

3. (Med.) Of or pertaining to the immune system or the components of the immune system. [PJC]

4. Not responsive; as, immune to suggestion. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • immunize — im·mu·nize / i myə ˌnīz/ vt nized, niz·ing: to grant immunity to the ultimately ill fated effort to immunize state judges from the burdens of the federal income tax J. K. Owens im·mu·ni·za·tion /ˌi myə nə zā shən/ n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary… …   Law dictionary

  • immunize — (v.) 1889, from IMMUNE (Cf. immune) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Immunized; immunizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • immunize — (Amer.) im·mu·nize || ɪmjÉ™naɪz / jÊŠn v. render insusceptible to a disease; perform vaccinations by inoculation; (Law) grant a person exemption or protection from something that others are subjected to (also immunise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • immunize — (also immunise) ► VERB ▪ make immune to infection, typically by inoculation. DERIVATIVES immunization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • immunize — [im′yo͞o nīz΄, im′yənīz΄] vt. immunized, immunizing to give immunity to, as by inoculation immunization n …   English World dictionary

  • immunize — UK [ˈɪmjʊnaɪz] / US [ˈɪmjəˌnaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms immunize : present tense I/you/we/they immunize he/she/it immunizes present participle immunizing past tense immunized past participle immunized medical to prevent someone from getting …   English dictionary

  • immunize — v. (D; tr.) to immunize against (the children have been immunized against poliomyelitis) * * * [ ɪmjʊnaɪz] (D; tr.) to immunize against (the children have been immunized against poliomyelitis) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • immunize — im|mu|nize also immunise BrE [ˈımjunaız] v [T] to protect someone from a particular illness by giving them a ↑vaccine = ↑vaccinate, inoculate ↑inoculate immunize sb against sth ▪ There is still no vaccine to immunize people against the virus.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • immunize — (BrE also ise) verb ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ routinely PREPOSITION ▪ against ▪ Children have been routinely immunized against polio since 1958 …   Collocations dictionary

  • immunize — im|mu|nize [ ımjə,naız ] verb transitive to prevent someone from getting a particular illness by putting a substance into their body, especially using a needle: immunize someone against something: Most children are immunized against polio. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • immunize — also ise BrE verb (T) to protect someone from a particular illness, especially by putting a substance into their body by injection (1): immunize sb against sth: All girls are routinely immunized against German measles. compare vaccinate… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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