- 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
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of non-immune
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 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.