immunosuppress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

immuno- +‎ suppress

Verb[edit]

immunosuppress (third-person singular simple present immunosuppresses, present participle immunosuppressing, simple past and past participle immunosuppressed)

  1. (transitive) To cause immunosuppression in.
    • 1999, Angus G. Dalgleish, Robin A. Weiss, HIV and the New Viruses (page 179)
      If AIDS is fuelled by a chronic activation of the immune system, then it would make sense to immunosuppress these patients.
    • 2001, Albert O. Bush, Parasitism: The Diversity and Ecology of Animal Parasites (page 23)
      Most parasitic organisms are known to immunosuppress their host to some extent.