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
On its website, CLIF Bar & Company stated that the issue was discovered when the company received a small number of complaints alleging allergic reactions.
George Bush digs deeper into his foreign-policy bunker, allergic to domestic concerns; the Democrats, hapless and divided, drift farther from the presidential mainstream.
All parts of the plant contain an oily chemical called urushiol that, in most people, causes a severe allergic reaction on contact.
And for eastern hemlock trees, adelgids stimulate a hyper-sensitivity response, like an allergic reaction, McCullough said.
Those who are highly allergic to insect bites and stings should seek immediate medical attention when stung by a caterpillar.
American Airlines is officially cutting ties with its current uniform supplier after thousands of employees complained that their new uniforms were causing allergic reactions.
The main opposition has come from school nurses voicing caution about children bringing in lotions that can cause allergic reactions.
Touching these secondary surfaces can also cause an allergic reaction.
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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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