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immunization

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Definition the process of by which someone becomes safe from something — especially a disease (typically by learning to recognize and fight the disease through vaccination)
  • Immunization rates are lower in India than in other developing countries.
  • And I volunteer at the clinic, where a Guinean doctor comes once a week from Coquilhatville to immunize and diagnose babies.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • For those who live here most of their lives, they are naturally immunized.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • He felt he'd been accidentally immunized from it, or at least to some extent broken from the habit by his failure from school.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • A virus that immunizes the host by altering its DNA against certain other viruses.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • They passed a sign that said: YOU ARE NOW ENTERING LEVEL I PROCEED DIRECTLY TO IMMUNIZATION CONTROL Hall noticed that all the walls were red.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • All the practical things—visas and clothing and immunization cards?
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • If he fixed the horse real good, maybe he could immunize the poor thing against her stupidity and fear.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • It was a thing to which I have immunized myself, but of which very few other persons have even heard.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • Every dog needs a good veterinarian, a trained professional who can keep it healthy and strong and immunized against disease.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • So .... are you immunized or something?
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • And an immunization card, and last semester's grades.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He showed the children how to let themselves be stung by spiders and drink the urine of pregnant women as a form of immunization.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • When she takes him in his pram for his immunizations at the pediatrician's, she stands outside the room and plugs up her ears.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • He had immunized rabbits to typhoid, and he believed that if he mixed serum taken from these immune animals with typhoid germs, the germs would die.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • Okay, Peabody, I hope your immunizations are up to date.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Though theoretically immunized by periodical inoculations, he was well aware that at any moment death might claim him too, and he had given thought to this.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • I considered the offer seriously-I went so far as to book a flight and get the required immunizations-and then bowed out at the last minute.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • It immunized your body and your soul, and that was why she ignored us kids when we cried.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)
  • We immunize the fish against the future man's diseases.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
(editor's note:  The suffix "-ive" converts a word to a verb. This is the same pattern you see in words like apologize, theorize, and dramatize.)

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