non-immune

immune

[ih-myoon]
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:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin immūnis exempt, equivalent to im- im-2 + -mūnis; see common

hyperimmune, adjective
nonimmune, adjective
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immune (ɪˈmjuːn)
 
adj (foll by to)
1.  protected against a specific disease by inoculation or as the result of innate or acquired resistance
2.  See antibody relating to or conferring immunity: an immune body
3.  unsusceptible (to) or secure (against): immune to inflation
4.  exempt from obligation, penalty, etc
 
n
5.  an immune person or animal
 
[C15: from Latin immūnis exempt from a public service, from im- (not) + mūnus duty]

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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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