immunisation

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun the production of immunity to a specific disease, either by injecting an antiserum or by giving an individual the disease in such a small dose that the body does not develop the disease, but produces antibodies to counteract it

Banking

  • noun arrangements to protect the income from a portfolio of investments against any risk in a volatile stock market

Medical

  • noun the process of making a person immune to an infection, either by injecting an antiserum, passive immunisation or by inoculation

Travel

  • noun treatment to give a person protection against an infection, either by injecting an antiserum or by giving the body the disease in such a small dose that the body does not develop the disease, but produces antibodies to counteract it
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