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
But as the school year draws to a close, there are disturbing signs that the life Rosie claims to be leading is a sham, and that Elizabeth's hopes for her daughter to remain immune from the pull of the darker impulses of drugs and alcohol are dashed.
Even the lymph system is only a part of what we call the immune system.
Dr. Benacerraf's specific contribution was the discovery that the strength of an individual's immune response was controlled by a group of genes, which he called "immune response genes."
The Impac is a serious literary award with a cash prize of €100,000, but it is not immune from the rising tide of genre influence.
As expected, the couples who exhibited the most negative and hostile behavior during the conflict discussion showed the largest declines in immune-system function during the 24-hour study period.
Studies have shown that it can enhance both the innate immune response to fight infections as well as adaptive immune response conferring long-term immune enhancement.
She describes Matthew as "a great citizen with an exceptional reputation," but she says no one is immune from the rules.
She describes Matthew as 'a great citizen with an exceptional reputation, 'but she says no one is immune from the rules.
Since I had my written release from damage, I was immune from the warranty claims made by the owner.
This product has remained immune from the commodity debacle, at least thus far.
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