Also especially British, im·mu·nise.
Origin of immunize
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Examples from the Web for immunize
His immunity to the sickness of his culture could not immunize the entire populace.The Great Gray Plague
Raymond F. Jones
Or at least a way to immunize the ones that aren't infected yet.
"If it works with these cases, it will be simple to immunize the whole population," Tiger said.
Attempts to immunize small animals with Amanita toxin succeed only to a limited degree.Food Poisoning
Edwin Oakes Jordan
The only proof that we can immunize against hay fever is to immunize against hay fever.The Treatment of Hay Fever
George Frederick Laidlaw
- to make immune, esp by inoculation
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Word Origin and History for immunize
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To render immune.
- To produce immunity in, as by inoculation.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- The process of inducing immunity to an infectious organism or agent in an individual or animal through vaccination.
- 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.
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