immunize [ im-y uh-nahyz, ih- myoo-nahyz] verb (used with object), im·mu·nized, im·mu·niz·ing. to render harmless or ineffective; neutralize.
, especially British im·mu·nise. Origin of immunize
First recorded in
-ize Related forms im·mu·niz·er, noun hy·per·im·mu·nize, verb (used with object), hy·per·im·mu·nized, hy·per·im·mu·niz·ing. non·im·mu·nized, adjective o·ver·im·mu·nize, verb (used with object), o·ver·im·mu·nized, o·ver·im·mu·niz·ing. un·im·mu·nized, adjective
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Examples from the Web for immunize Contemporary Examples of immunize
Doctors in France, Germany and Holland have instead chosen to use information to
immunize people against their fears.
It is as if by acting scandalously, they are able to
immunize themselves. Historical Examples of immunize
His immunity to the sickness of his culture could not
immunize the entire populace.
Or at least a way to
immunize the ones that aren't infected yet.
"If it works with these cases, it will be simple to
immunize the whole population," Tiger said.
immunize small animals with Amanita toxin succeed only to a limited degree.
The only proof that we can
immunize against hay fever is to immunize against hay fever. British Dictionary definitions for immunize verb to make immune, esp by inoculation Derived Forms immunization or immunisation, noun immunizer or immuniser, noun
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Word Origin and History for immunize v.
immune + -ize. Related: Immunized; immunizing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
v. To render immune. To produce immunity in, as by inoculation. Related forms im′mu•ni•za ( ′tion -nĭ-zā) ′shən n.
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The process of inducing immunity to an infectious organism or agent in an individual or animal through vaccination. A vaccination that induces immunity. A recommended schedule of immunizations for infants and young children includes vaccines against diphtheria, polio, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella. Related forms immunize verb
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