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allergic

[uh-lur-jik] /əˈlɜr dʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating 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 of allergic
1910-1915
1910-15; allerg(y) + -ic
Related forms
unallergic, adjective
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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
adj.

1911, from allergy + -ic; cf. French allergique (1906). Figurative use, "antipathetic, repulsed" is from 1936.

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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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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+)


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