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immuneadjective

us   /ɪˈmjun/
biology protected against a particular disease or illness by particular substances in the blood: The vaccine would make infants immune to bacteria that can cause middle ear infections.
Immune also means protected 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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immuneadjective

uk   /ɪˈmjuːn/ 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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