allergic

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adjective al·ler·gic \ə-ˈlər-jik\

Definition of allergic

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, affected with, or caused by allergy

  2. 2 :  having an aversion <allergic to work>

Examples of allergic in a sentence

  1. <a lover of the outdoors who claims to be allergic to desk jobs>

1911

First Known Use of allergic

1911


ALLERGIC Defined for English Language Learners

allergic

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adjective al·ler·gic \ə-ˈlər-jik\

Definition of allergic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to an allergy

  • : having an allergy


ALLERGIC Defined for Kids

allergic

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adjective al·ler·gic \ə-ˈlər-jik\

Definition of allergic for Students

  1. :  of, relating to, causing, or affected by allergy <allergic to peanuts> <an allergic reaction>


Medical Dictionary

allergic

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adjective al·ler·gic \ə-ˈlər-jik\

Medical Definition of allergic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or characterized by allergy <an allergic reaction> <allergic diseases>

  2. 2:  affected with allergy :  subject to an allergic reaction <he is allergic to pollen>

allergically

\ə-ˈlər-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb <The body reacts allergically, the skin reddening and breaking out in tiny blisters.—Paul G. Donohue, The Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News, 18 Aug. 1993>


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