from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not subject to an obligation imposed on others; exempt: immune from taxation; immune from criminal prosecution.
- adj. Not affected by a given influence; unresponsive: immune to persuasion.
- adj. Immunology Of, relating to, or having resistance to infection by a specific pathogen.
- adj. Immunology Of or relating to sensitized antibodies or lymphocytes that react to specific agents.
- n. A person who is immune to a particular infection.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Exempt; not subject to
- adj. Protected by inoculation, or due to innate resistance to pathogens
- adj. Not vulnerable
- adj. Of or pertaining to the immune system
- n. A person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Exempt; protected.
- adj. Protected from disease due to the action of the immune system, especially by having been inoculated against or previously exposed to a disease.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the immune system or the components of the immune system.
- adj. Not responsive.
- n. One who is immune; esp., a person who is immune from a disease by reason of previous affection with the disease or inoculation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exempt; specifically, protected by inoculation: as, an immune animal.
- n. One who is exempt; specifically, one who is protected from a particular disease by inoculation or by a previous attack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (usually followed by `to') not affected by a given influence
- adj. relating to the condition of immunity
- adj. secure against
- adj. relating to or conferring immunity (to disease or infection)
- n. a person who is immune to a particular infection
Middle English, from Latin immūnis; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin immūnis ("exempt from public service"), from in- ("not") + mūnus ("service") (Wiktionary)