immunize

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From French immuniser

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immunize (third-person singular simple present immunizes, present participle immunizing, simple past and past participle immunized)

  1. (transitive) To make someone or something immune to something.
    • Chief Justice John Roberts
      It is now clear that the brevity of an indecent broadcast – be it word or image – cannot immunize it from FCC censure.
  2. (transitive) To inoculate someone, and thus produce immunity from a disease.

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