noun, plural im·mu·ni·ties.
- the exemption of ecclesiastical persons and things from secular or civil liabilities, duties, and burdens.
- a particular exemption of this kind.
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Origin of immunity
synonym study for immunity
OTHER WORDS FROM immunityhy·per·im·mu·ni·ty, nounnon·im·mu·ni·ty, noun, plural non·im·mu·ni·ties.self-im·mu·ni·ty, noun, plural self·-im·mu·ni·ties.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH immunityimmunity , impunity
Words nearby immunity
Example sentences from the Web for immunity
If reinfections are common, it might make it hard to ever reach herd immunity.
Another is how long the immunity from his first infection lasted.What the first confirmed COVID-19 reinfection tells us about a future vaccine|Naomi Xu Elegant|August 25, 2020|Fortune
Overall, it’s unknown how long immunity to the coronavirus lasts.A man in Hong Kong is the first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 24, 2020|Science News
They would be ideal for large wild populations because even just a few individual animals vaccinated with them could spread immunity widely.Can Vaccines for Wildlife Prevent Human Pandemics?|Rodrigo Pérez Ortega|August 24, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It’s also not yet known exactly how long immunity to the coronavirus lasts.Survey of India’s 9th-largest city finds COVID antibodies in 52% of the population|Naomi Xu Elegant|August 21, 2020|Fortune
A warrant was issued for her arrest along with her husband, who lost his immunity as he was now forced from office.
It was dead bacteria and glycerin—and it provoked an immune response, but no immunity.Following Tuberculosis From Death Sentence to Cure|Tessa Miller|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The report suggests that vaccinated people may lose their immunity as they age.A Fully Vaccinated Woman Contracted and Then Spread Measles. WTF?|Elizabeth Lopatto|April 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Seneca encouraged followers to possess the strength of immunity to setback, but never withheld his human touch.New Year’s Reading List: Books to Transform Your Sad Life|David Masciotra|January 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the sound of the word “immunity,” which had been all but banned from the proceedings, Judge Casper interrupted.
It is not yet clear, partly because the doctors disagree as to what immunity is.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
These dopes do not injure the skin a bit and the slight discomfort they may cause is compensated for by the immunity established.Touring Afoot|Claude Powell Fordyce
In the first place, as to the origin and nature of the immunity enjoyed by the national domain in the several States.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume III (of 20)|Charles Sumner
Since you probably have no immunity to the disease, to breathe the tainted air would almost certainly result in an attack.Planet of the Gods|Robert Moore Williams
Much attention is being devoted to the causes which determine the aptitude or immunity with animals for maladies.
British Dictionary definitions for immunity
noun plural -ties
Medical definitions for immunity
Scientific definitions for immunity
Cultural definitions for immunity
The ability of the body to resist or fight off infection and disease.