Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Topic: ILLNESS AND DISABILITY

Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: immunis, from munis 'ready for service'

immune

adjective
     
im‧mune
1M [not before noun] someone who is immune to a particular disease cannot catch it:
Once we've had the disease, we're immune for life.
2

immune response/reaction

the reaction of the body's immune system to something that is harmful:
HIV is a progressive disease which the immune response ultimately fails to control.
3 [not before noun] not affected by something that happens or is done
immune to
The Labour Party is not immune to new ideas.
4 [not before noun] specially protected from something unpleasant
immune from
The senior members of the group appeared to be immune from arrest.
Word of the Day
The ILLNESS AND DISABILITY
Word of the Day is:

Other related topics