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im·mune

 (ĭ-myo͞on′)
adj.
1.
a. Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt: immune from being eliminated in a contest.
b. Having legal immunity: immune from taxation.
2. Not affected by a given influence; unresponsive: immune to persuasion.
3. Immunology
a. Of or relating to immunity or an immune response.
b. Having resistance to a specific pathogen.
c. Having or producing sensitized antibodies or lymphocytes that react to specific antigens: immune serum.

[Middle English, from Latin immūnis; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]

immune

(ɪˈmjuːn)
adj
1. (Medicine) protected against a specific disease by inoculation or as the result of innate or acquired resistance
2. (Biology) relating to or conferring immunity: an immune body. See antibody
3. (foll by: to) unsusceptible (to) or secure (against): immune to inflation.
4. exempt from obligation, penalty, etc
n
(Biology) an immune person or animal
[C15: from Latin immūnis exempt from a public service, from im- (not) + mūnus duty]

im•mune

(ɪˈmyun)

adj.
1. protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation.
2. of or pertaining to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen: immune reaction.
3. exempt; protected: immune from punishment.
4. not responsive or susceptible: immune to new ideas.
n.
5. an immune person.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin immūnis exempt =im- im-2 + -mūnis; see common]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.immune - a person who is immune to a particular infection
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
immune carrier, carrier - (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
Adj.1.immune - relating to the condition of immunity; "the immune system"
2.immune - secure against; "immune from taxation as long as he resided in Bermuda"; "immune from criminal prosecution"
exempt - (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject; "a beauty somehow exempt from the aging process"; "exempt from jury duty"; "only the very poorest citizens should be exempt from income taxes"
3.immune - relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
insusceptible, unsusceptible - not susceptible to
4.immune - (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence; "immune to persuasion"
unaffected - undergoing no change when acted upon; "entirely unaffected by each other's writings"; "fibers remained apparently unaffected by the treatment"

immune

adjective
immune from exempt from, free from, let off (informal), not subject to, not liable to Members are immune from prosecution for corruption.
immune to
1. resistant to, free from, protected from, safe from, not open to, spared from, secure against, invulnerable to, insusceptible to The blood test will tell whether you are immune to the disease.
2. unaffected by, not affected by, invulnerable to, insusceptible to He never became immune to the sight of death.

immune

adjective
Having the capacity to withstand:
Translations
ذو مناعَه، ذو حَصانَه
imunníodolnýimunitní
immunmodstandsdygtig
immunis
ónæmur
atsparusimunitetasimunizacijaimunizuotisudaryti imunitetą
imūns, neuzņēmīgs
imúnny
imun
bağışıkdirenç kazanmış

immune

[ɪˈmjuːn]
A. ADJ (to disease) → inmune (to a) (from tax, regulations) → exento (from de) to be immune to sth (Med) → ser inmune a algo
she is immune to measleses inmune al sarampión (fig) they seemed immune to the coldparecían inmunes al frío
he is immune to criticismes inmune or insensible a las críticas, no le afectan las críticas
no one is immune from this problemnadie queda al margen de este problema, nadie es inmune a este problema
B. CPD immune deficiency Ninmunodeficiencia f
immune response Nrespuesta f inmunitaria, respuesta f inmunológica
immune system Nsistema m inmunológico

immune

[ɪˈmjuːn] adj
(to disease)immunisé(e)
immune to → immunisé(e) contre
(= unaffected) to be immune to sth → être immunisé(e) contre qch
He was immune to flattery → Il était immunisé contre la flatterie.
to be immune from scandal → être à l'abri du scandale
(= not subject to) to be immune from arrest → bénéficier de l'immunité
As a former head of state he was immune from arrest → En tant qu'ancien chef d'État, il bénéficiait de l'immunité.
to be immune from prosecution → bénéficier de l'immunité
to be immune from prosecution for sth
They are immune from prosecution for corruption → Ils bénéficient de l'immunité pour les délits de corruption.immune deficiency ndéficience f immunitaireimmune system nsystème m immunitaire

immune

adj
(Med) → immun (from, to gegen); immune deficiency syndromeImmunschwächekrankheit f
(fig)sicher (→ from, to vor +dat); (from temptation etc) → geschützt, gefeit (from, to gegen); (= not susceptible: to criticism etc) → unempfindlich, immun (to gegen); immune from prosecutionvor Strafverfolgung geschützt, immun (spec)

immune

[ɪˈmjuːn] adj immune (to, against) (naturally) → immune (da); (after injection) → immunizzato/a (contro)
immune (from) (fig) → immune (a)

immune

(iˈmjuːn) adjective
(with to or from) protected against, or naturally resistant to, eg a disease. immune to measles; immune from danger.
imˈmunity noun
ˈimmunize, ˈimmunise (ˈimju-) verb
to make immune to a disease, especially by an injection of a weak form of the disease.
ˌimmuniˈzation, ˌimmuniˈsation noun

im·mune

a. inmune, resistente a contraer una enfermedad;
___ adherenceadherencia ___;
___ adsorptionadsorción ___;
___ complexcomplejo ___;
___ paralysisparálisis ___;
___ reactionreacción ___;
___ responserespuesta ___.

immune

adj inmune, inmunológico, inmunitario; — reconstitution reconstituciónfinmune; — response respuesta inmunológica or inmunitaria; — to inmune a; — tolerance tolerancia inmunológica
References in classic literature ?
But by virtue of this natural selection of our kind we have developed resisting power; to no germs do we succumb without a struggle, and to many-- those that cause putrefaction in dead matter, for instance --our living frames are altogether immune.
Lady Arabella's cold nature rendered her immune to anything in the way of pain or trouble concerning others.
It was too late now, but he wished he had had the forethought to get Merlin to put up a magic prescription for him, rendering him immune to dragon-bites.
He seemed to stand in an unvexed space of air, on a little island by himself; he was free and immune from pain.
She was the cannibal of the seas, and scarce needed that watchful eye, for she floated immune in the horror of her name.
Where were those uncanny, guardian powers that had formerly rendered him immune from the dangers of surprise?
So at last he had given up, reserving his particular bit of exquisite mental torture for the last moment, when, just before the savage spears of the cannibals should for ever make the object of his hatred immune to further suffering, the Russian planned to reveal to his enemy the true whereabouts of his wife whom he thought safe in England.
Our natural barriers, while they have doubtless saved us from defeat on countless occasions, have not by any means rendered us immune from attack," he explained, "for so great is the wealth of Gathol's diamond treasury that there yet may be found those who will risk almost certain defeat in an effort to loot our unconquered city; so thus we find occasional practice in the exercise of arms; but there is more to Gathol than the mountain city.
Either she realized that, for the present, the man was immune against all sentiment, or his calm brutality had had a correspondingly hardening effect upon her.
The man who was immune to yellow fever was carried away by cholera; and if he were immune to that, too, the Black Death, which was the bubonic plague, swept him away.
He discovered why he had seen no babes or children among the Caspakian tribes with which he had come in contact; why each more northerly tribe evinced a higher state of development than those south of them; why each tribe included individuals ranging in physical and mental characteristics from the highest of the next lower race to the lowest of the next higher, and why the women of each tribe immersed themselves morning for an hour or more in the warm pools near which the habitations of their people always were located; and, too, he discovered why those pools were almost immune from the attacks of carnivorous animals and reptiles.
Without being particularly ungracious or repellent in manner or speech, he managed somehow to be immune to impertinent curiosity, yet exempt from the evil repute with which it commonly revenges itself when baffled; so far as I know, Mr.