immunise

immunize

[im-yuh-nahyz, ih-myoo-nahyz]
verb (used with object), immunized, immunizing.
1.
to make immune.
2.
to render harmless or ineffective; neutralize.
3.
Law. to grant (a witness) immunity.
Also, especially British, immunise.


Origin:
1890–95; immune + -ize

immunizer, noun
hyperimmunize, verb (used with object), hyperimmunized, hyperimmunizing.
nonimmunized, adjective
overimmunize, verb (used with object), overimmunized, overimmunizing.
unimmunized, adjective
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immunize or immunise (ˈɪmjʊˌnaɪz)
 
vb
to make immune, esp by inoculation
 
immunise or immunise
 
vb
 
immuni'zation or immunise
 
n
 
immuni'sation or immunise
 
n
 
'immunizer or immunise
 
n
 
'immuniser or immunise
 
n

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immunize im·mu·nize (ĭm'yə-nīz')
v. im·mu·nized, im·mu·niz·ing, im·mu·niz·es

  1. To render immune.

  2. To produce immunity in, as by inoculation.


im'mu·ni·za'tion (-nĭ-zā'shən) n.
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immunization   (ĭm'yə-nĭ-zā'shən)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The process of inducing immunity to an infectious organism or agent in an individual or animal through vaccination.

  2. A vaccination that induces immunity. A recommended schedule of immunizations for infants and young children includes vaccines against diphtheria, polio, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella.


immunize verb
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