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immunize

[im-yuh-nahyz, ih-myoo-nahyz] /ˈɪm yəˌnaɪz, ɪˈmyu naɪz/
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
1890-1895
1890-95; immune + -ize
Related forms
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

/ˈɪmjʊˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to make immune, esp by inoculation
Derived Forms
immunization, immunisation, noun
immunizer, immuniser, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-immunized

immunize

v.

1889, from immune + -ize. Related: Immunized; immunizing.

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non-immunized in Medicine

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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