immune


immune
01. Scientists do not yet understand why a small number of people seem to be [immune] to the AIDS virus.
02. Growing up in that country, the children developed a natural [immunity] to germs in the water that make visitors ill.
03. Hopefully, someday we will be [immunized] against cancer or AIDS, much as we are now against polio and smallpox.
04. No one is [immune] to the effects of this legislation.
05. Pesticides seem to have a very negative effect on the [immune] system.
06. The killer has been offered [immunity] in return for testifying against the Mafia leader.
07. Animals living in the wild normally develop a natural [immunity] to diseases that kill those in zoos.
08. I've heard it said that sharks are [immune] to cancer.
09. Scientific researchers say sexually-active monkeys appear to have stronger [immune] systems than less sexually-active ones.
10. [Immunity] occurs after a person has had a particular infection once.
11. Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones, and strengthens the [immune] system.
12. Researchers have discovered that events such as pleasant family celebrations or evenings with friends boost the [immune] system for the following two days.
13. Vaccinations help your [immune] system recognize and quickly attack organisms that can cause diseases.
14. Some [immunizations] are given in a single shot or oral dose, while others require several doses over a period of time.
15. Studies show that seven or eight hours of sleep a night are best in order to build, repair, and maintain the [immune] system.
16. I am not [immune] to criticism of course, but I have learned to be less bothered by it.
17. Regular exercise improves [immune] function, and reduces the effects of stress.
18. A Russian proverb notes that no apple tree is [immune] from worms.
19. September 11th taught the world that even the world's most powerful nation is not [immune] to terrorist attacks.
20. By breast-feeding, a mother gives her child some [immunity] against disease.
21. [Immunization] has saved millions of children all over the world and has helped others to lead longer, healthier lives.
22. My [immune] system is weak right now, so I have to be careful not to catch the flu.
23. Maxwell Maltz once observed that constant exposure to the object of fear [immunizes] against the fear.
24. Jacob Bronowski once noted that no science is [immune] to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Immune — Im*mune , n. One who is immune; esp., a person who is immune from a disease by reason of previous affection with the disease or inoculation. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • immune — ► ADJECTIVE 1) resistant to a particular infection owing to the presence of specific antibodies or sensitized white blood cells. 2) relating to such resistance: the immune system. 3) exempt from an obligation or penalty. 4) (often immune to) not… …   English terms dictionary

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