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immuneadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈmjuːn/
protected against a ​particulardisease by ​particularsubstances in the ​blood: Most ​people who've had ​chickenpoxonce are immune to it for the ​rest of ​theirlives. He ​seems to be immune tocolds - he just never gets them.C2 [after verb] not ​affected or ​upset by a ​particulartype of ​behaviour or ​emotion: The ​press had ​criticized her so often that in the end she had ​become immune (to it). [after verb] not ​able to be ​punished or ​damaged by something: Journalists, he ​insisted, must be immune (= ​protected) fromprosecution.

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(Definition of immune from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"immune" in American English

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immuneadjective

 us   /ɪˈmjun/
biology protected against a ​particulardisease or ​illness by ​particularsubstances in the ​blood: The ​vaccine would make ​infants immune to ​bacteria that can ​causemiddleear infections. Immune also ​meansprotected from or ​unable to be ​influenced by something, esp. something ​bad: She says her ​mother is immune to ​criticism from ​strangers.
immunization
noun [U]  us   /ˌɪm·jə·nəˈzeɪ·ʃən/
immunization against ​polio
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