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immune

im·mune

immune

 
 
pronunciation:
ih myun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: resistant to a disease, either naturally or by medical means.
Humans are immune to many diseases that affect cats and dogs.I had chicken pox as a child, so I'm sure I'm immune to it now.
antonyms:
susceptible
similar words:
invulnerable, resistant, unsusceptible
definition 2: protected from or not subject to something that does affect others.
Even the very wealthy are not immune from the effects of an economic recession.They thought their stock portfolio was relatively immune to market variations.He's a cold man who seems to be immune to the pain of others.
synonyms:
unsusceptible
antonyms:
prone, susceptible
similar words:
exempt, invulnerable, protected, resistant, safe, superior, unaffected
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The word immune contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.