Definition of immunize in English:

immunize

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Make (a person or animal) immune to infection, typically by inoculation.

    ‘the vaccine is used to immunize children against measles’
    • ‘A rabbit was immunized and boosted with the purified recombinant mammaglobin.’
    • ‘Reportedly, an average five people a week bitten by stray dogs are immunised at the anti-hydrophobia ward of the First City Hospital.’
    • ‘I think that may have somehow immunized me against subsequent infestation.’
    • ‘If everyone around me is immunized, should I accept the risk of immunization?’
    • ‘When it comes to serious diseases for which vaccines are available, if you're properly immunized you can't get the disease.’
    • ‘But alas, frequent highs have the baneful effect of immunizing me from working harder on longer writing projects that I have taken on.’
    • ‘Mice were immunized with the allergen and the response was compared with the response achieved with ovalbumin immunization.’
    • ‘The current method of producing the treatment is to immunize horses against the venom of the cobra, common krait, saw-scaled viper and Russell's viper.’
    • ‘Although this advice may sound self-serving, the fact is that, for a vaccine to successfully immunize a pet, the animal must be healthy.’
    • ‘Stray dogs are carefully controlled, household dogs are immunised, and rabies vaccination is widely available.’
    • ‘Even immunized dogs can excrete leptospires in their urine over long periods.’
    • ‘Three days after UV exposure, the mice were immunized by subcutaneous injection of the antigen.’
    • ‘Purified proteins were then used as antigens to immunize rabbits.’
    • ‘His intellect and a decade of political experience in Scotland had immunised him to the nervous breakdown infecting others in the party.’
    • ‘And let those nice farmers in China and Vietnam continue to immunize those chickens.’
    • ‘All but one of these children had been immunised with MMR vaccine.’
    • ‘Thus the ‘stark fiction’ confronts us squarely with ‘the horrors’ and immunizes us against the philosophers’ ‘good news.’’
    • ‘This reflexive perspective immunizes him against the compromising racial charges often leveled against him.’
    • ‘History is the process of immunizing us to the eccentricities of a specific milieu, the milieu of place in favor of ideology.’
    • ‘Scientists have successfully immunised mice against the Ebola virus.’
    vaccinate, inoculate, inject
    protect from, shield from, safeguard from
    give someone a jab, give someone a shot
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Pronunciation:

immunize

/ˈimyəˌnīz/