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immune from, immune to

To be immune from means to be exempt from something, usually unpleasant circumstances or legal situations.

  • Despite her health problems, the seventy-year-old shoplifter was not immune from prosecution.
  • No one is immune from death.
  • Teenagers sometimes act as though they are immune (exempt) from sexually transmitted disease.

To be immune to means to be protected against, or not to be affected by, something (such as a disease or other factor).

  • Rémi thought he was immune to (protected against) chicken pox, but there he lies, itching and uncomfortable.
  • The students quickly became immune to their teacher’s pleas for silence.