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adjective uk   us   /ɪˈmjuːn/
protected against a particular disease by particular substances in the blood: Most people who've had chickenpox once are immune to it for the rest of their lives. He seems to be immune to colds - he just never gets them.C2 [after verb] not affected or upset by a particular type 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) from prosecution.
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