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allergic

[uh-lur-jik] /əˈlɜr dʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to allergy:
an allergic reaction to wool.
2.
having an allergy.
3.
Informal. having a strong dislike or aversion:
He's allergic to most modern music.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; allerg(y) + -ic
Related forms
unallergic, adjective
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Examples for allergic
  • He explained it, largely, as an allergic reaction but go see the doc as soon as you can.
  • Not only that, which was bad enough, but my dog also had some kind of allergic reaction to the flea bites.
  • Soon, hypoallergenic felines-cats that have little likelihood of causing an allergic reaction in humans-will be available.
  • Your immune system may go wild over this visitor and launch a frenzied allergic reaction.
  • Many foods and drinks that are red is causing allergic reaction in people.
  • But because of a small risk of allergic reaction in humans, the corn was approved only for animal feed.
  • Swelling and lingering pain may reflect an allergic reaction and warrant a visit to a physician.
  • Knowing that some allergic reaction is behind alleviates itself, as the mental stress is reduced.
  • If it's an allergic reaction, a vet can also administer a steroid shot for immediate relief.
  • For years it has been maligned as a food that some people are allergic to and others believe is too high in calories.
British Dictionary definitions for allergic

allergic

/əˈlɜːdʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, having, or caused by an allergy
2.
(informal) (postpositive) foll by to. having an aversion (to) he's allergic to work
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Word Origin and History for allergic
allergic
1911, from allergy (q.v.); fig. use, "antipathetic, repulsed" is from 1937; first ref. is to Philadelphia scrapple.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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allergic in Medicine

allergic al·ler·gic (ə-lûr'jĭk)
adj.

  1. Of, caused, or characterized by an allergy.

  2. Having an allergy or exhibiting an allergic reaction to a substance.

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Slang definitions & phrases for allergic

allergic

adverb

Having a strong aversion to something or somebody usually jocular: Teachers have that effect on me. Quite frankly, I am allergic to them (1935+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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