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unsusceptible to (something)

1. Not easily influenced or impressed by something. The mayor has proven unsusceptible to bribery, so we'll need to find another way of getting around him. You'll find that the board of directors is unsusceptible to persuasion once they have made a decision.
2. Not liable to contract or be afflicted by something. No matter how much you exercise or how good your diet may be, no person is 100% unsusceptible to the various diseases and infections of the world. Children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are especially susceptible to the 'flu, so we always recommend that they receive a vaccination each year heading into winter.
3. Not very sensitive to or easily irritated by something. The strong medication ended up damaging the lining in my stomach, making me very susceptible to alcohol and spicy food. Regular brushing and flossing, as well as avoiding sugary foods, will help make your teeth unsusceptible to tooth decay.
4. Not admitting, yielding readily to, or capable of some specific treatment. The damage to my nerves has left large portions of my skin unsusceptible to pain. By the very nature of fiction, no novel is unsusceptible to unique and varying interpretations.
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A small percentage of Ash trees are unsusceptible to the disease and it is hoped to breed from these in the future.
Zelenskiy is Jewish, and he speaks better Russian than Ukrainian, which means most voters have proved unsusceptible to hard-core Ukrainian nationalism, which is traditionally anti-Semitic and intolerant to all things Russian.
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A distinct challenge to empirical research on qualified immunity is that some questions may be unanswerable or unsusceptible to study because the data are unavailable or unable to be gathered.
Hypothetically, a disease process in the brain could cause it and therefore it is unsusceptible to psychological inquiry.
The legal profession has always been identified as being traditional, unsusceptible to change, and guided by precedent as opposed to innovation.
In Joanne's case, the patient was deemed unsusceptible to malignant carcinoma based on standard testing techniques, such as MRI, ultrasound, and biopsy.
This eventually produced multiple texts that would necessarily have gaps and overlaps making them unsusceptible to separate adoption.
pneumoniae enters into a persistent state of infection the consequence may be that it is unsusceptible to antibiotics [10].
Precisely because the WTO is a close to universal institution, with an enormous diversity in its membership, it is an appropriate site for passionate contestation of the terms of globalization--much more so than regional regimes that are, institutionally, almost invisible, and whose insider elites are largely unidentifiable and thus all the more unaccountable and unsusceptible to ongoing public scrutiny (although the EU may be the exception in this regard).
Although its unelected members serve indefinite terms, confidence in the court is not unsusceptible to a drop in confidence in government as a whole.
efforts against terrorism, the "war on terror" formulation makes claims of national security "broad and malleable." (142) This suggests that judicial decisionmakers find war metaphors difficult to assess and worse, perhaps renders programs unsusceptible to rational review.
(70) The Court's opinion as to the unconstitutional nature of the federal initiative was based on constitutional conventions deemed to be ontologically political and thus unsusceptible to juridification.
However, to the extent that the starting point of our analysis is a society that derives its wealth through productive measures--division of labor, accumulation of capital, and entrepreneurship--thus clearly acting on the belief in their efficacy and moral worth, it should be thought of as singularly unsusceptible to methods of subjection mentioned above (Friedman 1989, pp.
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