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verb [transitive] medical immunize pronunciation in British English /ˈɪmjʊnaɪz/
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present tense
present participleimmunizing
past tenseimmunized
past participleimmunized
  1. to prevent someone from getting a particular illness by putting a substance into their body, especially using a needle
    immunize someone against something:

    Most babies are immunized against measles and mumps.

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 immunize pronunciation in British English /ˌɪmjʊnaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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