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immune

[ih-myoon] /ɪˈmyun/
adjective
1.
protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation.
2.
of or pertaining to the production of antibodies or lymphocytes that can react with a specific antigen:
immune reaction.
3.
exempt or protected:
immune from punishment.
4.
not responsive or susceptible:
immune to new ideas.
noun
5.
a person who is immune.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Latin immūnis exempt, equivalent to im- im-2 + -mūnis; see common
Related forms
hyperimmune, adjective
nonimmune, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for non-immune

immune

/ɪˈmjuːn/
adjective
1.
protected against a specific disease by inoculation or as the result of innate or acquired resistance
2.
relating to or conferring immunity an immune body See antibody
3.
(usually postpositive) foll by to. unsusceptible (to) or secure (against) immune to inflation
4.
exempt from obligation, penalty, etc
noun
5.
an immune person or animal
Word Origin
C15: from Latin immūnis exempt from a public service, from im- (not) + mūnus duty
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Word Origin and History for non-immune

immune

adj.

mid-15c., "free; exempt," back-formation from immunity. Cf. Latin immunis "exempt from public service, free from taxes." Specific modern medical sense of "exempt from a disease" (typically because of inoculation) is from 1881. Immune system attested by 1917.

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non-immune in Medicine

immune im·mune (ĭ-myoōn')
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or having immunity to infection by a specific pathogen.

  2. Relating to the mechanism of sensitization in which the reactivity is so altered by previous contact with an antigen that the responsive tissues respond quickly upon subsequent contact.

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