Immune vs Prevented - What's the difference?

immune | prevented |


As verbs the difference between immune and prevented

is that immune is to make immune while prevented is (prevent).

As an adjective immune

is exempt; not subject to.

As a noun immune

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

immune

English

Adjective

(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.}}

    Antonyms

    * susceptible * vulnerable

    Derived terms

    * autoimmune

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (immun)
  • 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.
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    prevented

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (prevent)

  • prevent

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To stop; to keep (from happening).
  • I brushed my teeth to prevent them from going yellow.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=October 1 , author=Tom Fordyce , title=Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Scotland must now hope Georgia produce a huge upset and beat Argentina by at least eight points in Sunday's final Pool B match to prevent them failing to make the last eight for the first time in World Cup history.}}
  • * 1897 , Henry James, What Maisie Knew :
  • ‘I think you must be mad, and she shall not have a glimpse of it while I'm here to prevent !’
  • (obsolete) To come before; to precede.
  • * Bible, 1 Thess. iv. 15
  • We which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
  • * Book of Common Prayer
  • We pray thee that thy grace may always prevent and follow us.
  • * Prior
  • Then had I come, preventing Sheba's queen.
  • (obsolete) To outdo, surpass.
  • * 1596 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , IV.i:
  • With that he put his spurres vnto his steed, / With speare in rest, and toward him did fare, / Like shaft out of a bow preuenting speed.
  • (obsolete) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • their ready guilt preventing thy commands

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * preventative * prevention * preventive