Definition of allergic
1 : of, relating to, affected with, or caused by allergy
2 : having an aversion allergic to work
Examples of allergic in a Sentence
a lover of the outdoors who claims to be allergic to desk jobs
Recent Examples of allergic from the Web
But this terrible vine often is confused with other vines that do not cause severe allergic reactions.
Immunotherapy side effects include possible skin reactions, flu-like symptoms, heart palpitations, diarrhea, infection, arthritis, or severe or even deadly allergic reactions.
With the exception of an allergic reaction, their venom is not fatal to humans and feels more akin to a bee sting.
For example, some competitors are allergic to pets, or prefer to practice late at night.
Last year, executives at Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, said the list price of the drug for life-threatening allergic reactions was $600, but the company earned $274 after rebates and other fees.
Public anger has risen along with the skyrocketing prices for many essential medicines — insulin for diabetes, for example, and EpiPens for severe allergic reactions.
Bullying over food allergies might diminish if there were fewer situations in which food-allergic students were perceived as different.
The death of an English woman from an acute allergic reaction to nuts could have been avoided had Lithuanian Airlines informed her of her meal’s ingredients, a coroner ruled.
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First Known Use of allergic
ALLERGIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of allergic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to an allergy
: having an allergy
ALLERGIC Defined for Kids
Definition of allergic for Students
: of, relating to, causing, or affected by allergy allergic to peanuts an allergic reaction
Medical Definition of allergic
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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