Definition of immunosuppressed in US English:

immunosuppressed

adjective

Medicine
  • See immunosuppression

    • ‘Patients who are immunosuppressed and have chronic infection and severe anemia may be communicable for months to years.’
    • ‘In those who are severely immunosuppressed the treatment and prophylaxis of opportunistic infections remains important.’
    • ‘Patients who are immunosuppressed or immunocompromised need to take prophylactic antibiotics when at risk of bacteremia.’
    • ‘Their incidence appears to be increasing across a wide age range, both among immunocompetent and immunosuppressed populations, with the incidence in the latter group being several thousand-fold higher.’
    • ‘Patients who are immunosuppressed may receive vaccination, although it may be less effective.’

Pronunciation

immunosuppressed

/-səˈprest/