allergic

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adjective al·ler·gic \ ə-ˈlər-jik \

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

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

Recent Examples of allergic from the Web

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First Known Use of allergic

1908


ALLERGIC Defined for English Language Learners

allergic

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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

: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 :of, relating to, or characterized by allergy
  • an allergic reaction
  • allergic diseases
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. DonohueThe Springfield (Massachusetts) Union-News18 Aug. 1993


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