- protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation.
- of or relating to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen: immune reaction.
- exempt or protected: immune from punishment.
- not responsive or susceptible: immune to new ideas.
- a person who is immune.
Origin of immune
Examples from the Web for immune
With enough changing of the influenza RNA over time, the vaccine no longer provokes the “right” immune response.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers
January 1, 2015
But even she is not immune from the everyday misogyny of some players.Is ‘Magic: The Gathering’ Immune to GamerGate Misogyny?
October 29, 2014
It causes some of my cells to express Ebola proteins to illicit an immune response.Why I Became an Ebola Vaccine Guinea Pig
September 18, 2014
His immune system was so shot, I was asked to wear a surgical mask during the interview.Beating Cancer & Dodging Israel's Bombs
September 1, 2014
But it is worrying that not even Congress is immune to this type of behavior.Senate Pigs Called Kirsten Gillibrand 'Porky'
August 28, 2014
We are self-centered, free-willed; immune from any possibility of offending the universe.Sex=The Unknown Quantity
"Rather a costly experiment for you if I prove not to be immune," rallied Lennon.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
Of course it was a game at which two could play and we were not immune by any means.The Emma Gees</p>
Herbert Wes McBride
There are some children, however, who seem to be immune to vaccination.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
But his mother had arranged it, so in a way it was immune from his iconoclastic rage.The Rough Road</p>
William John Locke
- protected against a specific disease by inoculation or as the result of innate or acquired resistance
- relating to or conferring immunityan immune body See antibody
- (usually postpositive foll by to) unsusceptible (to) or secure (against)immune to inflation
- exempt from obligation, penalty, etc
- an immune person or animal
Word Origin and History for immune
mid-15c., "free; exempt," back-formation from immunity. Cf. Latin immunis "exempt from public service, free from taxes." Specific modern medical sense of "exempt from a disease" (typically because of inoculation) is from 1881. Immune system attested by 1917.
- Of, relating to, or having resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
- Relating to the mechanism of sensitization in which the reactivity is so altered by previous contact with an antigen that the responsive tissues respond quickly upon subsequent contact.