Indestructible vs Immune - What's the difference?

indestructible | immune |

As adjectives the difference between indestructible and immune

is that indestructible is not destructible; incapable of decomposition or of being destroyed; invincible while immune is exempt; not subject to.

As a noun immune is

(epidemiology) a person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease.

As a verb immune is

to make immune.




  • Not destructible; incapable of decomposition or of being destroyed; invincible.
  • Synonyms

    * undestroyable * undestructable * unbreakable * unruinable * unwreckable * firm


    * destructible, destroyable, breakable, wreckable, ruinable, fragile (capable of being destroyed ) * inconstructible, improducible, unbuildable (incapable of being constructed )

    See also

    * durable * strong * impenetrable


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    (en adjective)
  • Exempt; not subject to.
  • * '>citation
  • Protected by inoculation, or due to innate resistance to pathogens.
  • (by extension) Not vulnerable.
  • (medicine) Of or pertaining to the immune system.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katrina G. Claw
  • , title= Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm , volume=101, issue=3, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.}}


    * susceptible * vulnerable

    Derived terms

    * autoimmune


    (en noun)
  • (epidemiology) A person who is not susceptible to infection by a particular disease
  • * {{quote-book, 1965, , Bacterial and Mycotic Infections of Man, editors=Rene J. Dubos & James G. Hirsch citation
  • , passage=Susceptibles effectively exposed to cases become cases in the next time period; cases recovering from the infection accumulate as immunes .}}

    Coordinate terms

    * infective * susceptible


  • To make immune.
  • * (Thomas Hardy)
  • In the seventies those who met me did not know / Of the vision / That immuned me from the chillings of mis-prision
  • * 1905 , American Veterinary Medical Association, Journal (volume 29, page 42)
  • The utilization of such milk will, however, necessitate an adaptable milk preservation method, through which the immuning agents will not be destroyed or diminished.