- 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 non-immune
Plus, with measles, a sick person has to be near a non-immune person, not miles downstream (as can occur with polio).U.N. Calls Middle East Polio Outbreak ‘Greatest Polio Challenge in History’
April 9, 2014
All the natives of these islands are non-immune because there has never been any yellow fever there.
The first thing was to let an infected mosquito bite some non-immune person.
In this room a non-immune exposed himself so that he was bitten by several of the insects.
Non-immune animals subjected to the attacks of the insect carrier, quickly succumbed to the disease.Handbook of Medical Entomology
William Albert Riley
- 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 non-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.