of or pertaining to allergy: an allergic reaction to wool.
having an allergy.
Informal. having a strong dislike or aversion: He's allergic to most modern music.

1910–15; allerg(y) + -ic

unallergic, adjective Unabridged
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allergic (əˈlɜːdʒɪk)
adj (foll by to)
1.  of, relating to, having, or caused by an allergy
2.  informal having an aversion (to): he's allergic to work

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Word Origin & History

1911, from allergy (q.v.); fig. use, "antipathetic, repulsed" is from 1937; first ref. is to Philadelphia scrapple.
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Medical Dictionary

allergic al·ler·gic (ə-lûr'jĭk)

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

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

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Example sentences
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
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Soon, hypoallergenic felines-cats that have little likelihood of causing an
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Your immune system may go wild over this visitor and launch a frenzied allergic
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