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Definition of immunize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

immunize

 verb
(British English also -ise) verb
BrE BrE//ˈɪmjunaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmjunaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they immunize
BrE BrE//ˈɪmjunaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmjunaɪz//
 
he / she / it immunizes
BrE BrE//ˈɪmjunaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmjunaɪzɪz//
 
past simple immunized
BrE BrE//ˈɪmjunaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmjunaɪzd//
 
past participle immunized
BrE BrE//ˈɪmjunaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmjunaɪzd//
 
-ing form immunizing
BrE BrE//ˈɪmjunaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪmjunaɪzɪŋ//
 
 
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immunize somebody/something (against something) to protect a person or an animal from a disease, especially by giving them an injection of a vaccine a campaign to immunize children against the common killer diseases Children have been routinely immunized against polio since 1958. They immunized some mice with a dose of the live vaccine. compare inoculate, vaccinate
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