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  • adj. Not immune; lacking immunity
  • adj. Unrelated to the immune system

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  • adj. Not having immunity; susceptible; likely to be affected with, if exposed.

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  • adj. (often followed by `to') likely to be affected with


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non- +‎ immune


  • Even a previously nonimmune individual develops a specific immune response to a malaria infection.

    Behe Responds

  • But no human being ever achieved an immunity to malaria; there was no such thing as a natural immunity to yellow fever, and if many blacks had been made immune to yellow fever before reaching Panama, there were vastly more blacks at work than whites, so the number of nonimmune blacks on the Isthmus was always quite large.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • The resultant deforestation, land exploitation, dam-building and irrigation has, in turn, led to the creation of vector habitats and movement of nonimmune people into malarious zones.

    1. Target audience, objectives, scope and structure

  • For those cases where we had to plant -- at a time when the few such immune trees had not yet been located and when we were forced to plant certain nonimmune trees as stock -- we are not making the first immune grafts.


  • The inference by Dr. Reed and his associates, from the experiments thus far made, was that yellow fever may be; transmitted by mosquitoes of the genus _Culex_, but that in order to convey the infection to a nonimmune individual the insect must be kept for twelve days or longer after it has filled itself with blood from a yellow fever patient in the earlier stages of the disease.

    The Making of Arguments

  • Then for twenty days men who were nonimmune to the fever slept in this building, with no evil effects.

    The Making of Arguments

  • The temperature and pulse of all nonimmune residents were carefully recorded three times a day.

    The Making of Arguments

  • A certain number of mosquitoes having filled themselves with blood from this first case after an interval of twelve days or more bite nonimmune individuals living in the vicinity, and these individuals after a brief period of incubation fall sick with the disease; being bitten by other mosquitoes they serve to transmit the disease through the "intermediate host" to still others.

    The Making of Arguments

  • No nonimmune resident was subjected to inoculation who had not passed in this camp the full period of incubation of yellow fever, with one exception, to be hereinafter mentioned.

    The Making of Arguments

  • For the quartering of this detachment, and of such nonimmune individuals as should be received for experimentation, hospital tents, properly floored, were provided.

    The Making of Arguments


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  • I've seen this used as an adjective before, but not a noun:

    "Under his watch, Truby had 1,000 soldiers—all nonimmunes."

    —Molly Caldwell Crosby, The American Plague (New York: Berkeley Books, 2006), 122

    October 6, 2008