Meaning of IMMUNE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ i-ˈmyün ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Latin immunis, from in- + munia services, obligations; akin to Latin munus service — more at mean

Date: 15th century


a. : free , exempt

immune from further taxation

b. : marked by protection

some criminal leaders are immune from arrest

2. : not susceptible or responsive

immune to all pleas

especially : having a high degree of resistance to a disease

immune to diphtheria


a. : having or producing antibodies or lymphocytes capable of reacting with a specific antigen

an immune serum

b. : produced by, involved in, or concerned with immunity or an immune response

immune agglutinins

immune globulins

• immune noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.