immunity

noun
1 protection against disease
ADJECTIVE
strong
acquired, natural
impaired
lifelong

Infection usually confers lifelong immunity to the disease.

herd

Polio has been eradicated due to vaccination and herd immunity.

VERB + IMMUNITY
have

The island's inhabitants had no immunity to the diseases carried by the explorers and quickly succumbed.

lack
acquire, build up, develop

Once you have had a cold you build up immunity to that particular virus.

confer

The vaccine only confers immunity for a few months.

stimulate

the use of vaccines to stimulate immunity

boost
impair, lower

High levels of stress may lower your immunity to common illnesses.

IMMUNITY + VERB
develop

A strong immunity to reinfection develops after one year.

PREPOSITION
immunity against, immunity to

The newcomers lacked immunity against local strains of the disease.

2 protection from danger/punishment
ADJECTIVE
complete, total
diplomatic, legal, parliamentary

Several ministers were stripped of parliamentary immunity as a prelude to facing corruption charges.

VERB + IMMUNITY
enjoy
claim, seek
confer, give sb, grant (sb), guarantee (sb), provide
abolish, lift, strip sb of

The Supreme Court lifted the company's immunity from criminal prosecution.

waive

He has agreed to waive his diplomatic immunity and face prosecution.

lose
PREPOSITION
immunity from

Unions were granted immunity from prosecution for non-violent acts.


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