1 a (often foll. by against, from, to) protected against an infection owing to the presence of specific antibodies, or through inoculation or inherited or acquired resistance. b relating to immunity (immune mechanism).
2 (foll. by from, to) free or exempt from or not subject to (some undesirable factor or circumstance).
immune response the reaction of the body to the introduction into it of an antigen.
ME f. L immunis exempt from public service or charge (as IN-(1), munis ready for service): sense 1 f. F immun
chartered, excepted, excused, exempt, exempted, favored, immunized, inoculated, insured, insusceptible, intact, invulnerable, irresponsible, let off, licensed, nonsusceptible to disease, permitted, privileged, protected, released, resistant, safe, safe and sound, secure, spared, unaccountable, unaffected, unanswerable, undamaged, unharmed, unhurt, unliable, unscathed, unsubject, unsusceptible, unthreatened, untouched, vaccinated
exemption, absence, exception, immunity, privilege, release, exempt from, devoid of, without, unpossessed of, unblest with, immune
from, not having, unpossessed, untenanted, without an owner, unobtained, unacquired, exemption, freedom, irresponsibility, immunity, liberty, license, release, exoneration, excuse, dispensation, absolution, franchise, renunciation, discharge, exculpation, exempt, free, immune
, at liberty, scot-free, released, unbound, unencumbered, irresponsible, unaccountable, not answerable, excusable, bonis nocet quisquis pepercerit malis.