Meaning of “immunize” in the English Dictionary

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"immunize" in British English

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immunizeverb [ T ]

UK usually immunise uk /ˈɪm.jə.naɪz/ us /ˈɪm.jə.naɪz/

specialized medical to protect a person or animal against a disease by putting a substance into the body to make it produce antibodies (= proteins in the blood that fight disease):

Children are routinely immunized against polio.

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

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immunizeverb [ T ]

us /ˈɪm·jəˌnɑɪz/

to protect someone against a particular disease or infection by introducing special substances into the body, esp. by injection:

All children should be immunized against childhood illnesses.

(Definition of “immunize” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)