anti-allergic

adjective

an·​ti-al·​ler·​gic ˌan-tē-ə-ˈlər-jik How to pronounce anti-allergic (audio)
ˌan-ˌtī-
variants or antiallergic or less commonly anti-allergenic or antiallergenic
medical
: used to prevent an allergic response : tending to relieve or control allergic symptoms
anti-allergic drugs
anti-allergic noun
or antiallergic or less commonly anti-allergenic or antiallergenic
Calcium chloride has been used as an antiallergic to prevent serum sickness … Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-allergic was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-allergic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-allergic. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

anti-allergic

1 of 2 adjective
an·​ti-al·​ler·​gic
variants or antiallergic also anti-allergenic or antiallergenic
: tending to relieve or control allergic symptoms
anti-allergic agents

anti-allergic

2 of 2 noun
variants or antiallergic also anti-allergenic or antiallergenic
: an anti-allergic agent
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