immunosuppress

[ im-yuh-noh-suh-pres, ih-myoo- ]
/ ˌɪm yə noʊ səˈprɛs, ɪˌmyu- /

verb (used with or without object)

to suppress the normal immune response.

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Origin of immunosuppress

1965–70; back formation from immunosuppression or immunosuppressive
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