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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immuneadjective

    a person who is immune to a particular infection

  2. immuneadjective

    relating to the condition of immunity

    "the immune system"

  3. immuneadjective

    secure against

    "immune from taxation as long as he resided in Bermuda"; "immune from criminal prosecution"

  4. immune, resistantadjective

    relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)

  5. immuneadjective

    (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence

    "immune to persuasion"


  1. Immuneadjective

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

  2. Immuneadjective

    (Med.) Of or pertaining to the immune system or the components of the immune system.

  3. Immuneadjective

    Not responsive; as, immune to suggestion.


  1. immunenoun

    A person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease

  2. immuneadjective

    Exempt; not subject to

    As a diplomat, you are immune from prosecution.

  3. immuneadjective

    Protected by inoculation, or due to innate resistance to pathogens

    I am immune to chicken pox.

  4. immuneadjective

    Not vulnerable

    Alas, she was immune to my charms.

  5. immuneadjective

    Of or pertaining to the immune system

    We examined the patient's immune response.

  6. Etymology: From immunis, from in- + munus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Immuneadjective

    exempt; protected by inoculation

  2. Etymology: [L. immunis. See Immunity.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Immune

    im-mūn′, adj. free from obligation: not liable to infection.—n. Immun′ity, state of being immune: exemption: privilege. [Fr.,—L. in, not, munis, serving, obliging.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of immune in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of immune in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of immune in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Reiner:

    And that was really the story of the pandemic in 1918 -- the flu pandemic. We had a U-shaped curve. It was the young and the old dying for different reasons, but the reason the young died was because they had a vigorous immune response -- the so-called cytokine storm, where your body makes immunological proteins that actually cause harm.

  2. Jeremy Schraw:

    These children with an older sibling are more likely to get their immune exposures elsewhere, and it seems like solid foods are less important.

  3. Philip Goulder:

    HIV adaptation to the most effective immune responses we can make against it comes at a significant cost to its ability to replicate, anything we can do to increase the pressure on HIV in this way may allow scientists to reduce the destructive power of HIV over time.

  4. Albert Bourla:

    Many variants are coming, and Omicron was the first one that was able to evade -- in a skillful way -- the immune protection that we're giving.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    That will give you a pretty good idea as to what the level of immune evasion is. That process will take likely two weeks or more, perhaps even sooner, depending upon how well the virus grows in the isolates that we get, and in those countries in which there are a lot of cases like South Africa, the computational biologists and the evolutionary biologists are going to be getting a good feel as to what the competition of this virus would be with Delta. Those are just a few of the things that will take a couple of weeks to a few weeks to learn.

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