Meaning of IMMUNE in English


I. ə̇ˈmyün adjective

Etymology: Latin immunis exempt from public service, exempt, from in- in- (I) + -munis (from munia services, obligations) — more at mean (common)


a. : free , exempt

immune from further taxation

a book is a tool … and should be as immune , almost, from decoration as a crowbar or a cartridge — Holbrook Jackson

b. : protected , guarded — usually used with from or against

immune from political pressures by reason of his office

a full life is immune against boredom


[French immun, from Latin immunis ]

: not susceptible or responsive — usually used with to

immune to all pleas

the Soviet Union has not been immune to the pressures of coexistence — L.S.Feuer

a streptococcus immune to antibiotics

especially : having a high degree of natural or acquired resistance to a disease

immune to diphtheria


a. : having or producing antibodies to a corresponding antigen or hapten

an immune serum

b. : produced in response to the presence of a corresponding antigen

immune agglutinins

4. of cotton yarn : treated so as to repel the usual dyes for cotton

II. noun

( -s )

: an immune individual

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.