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 \ ˌan-​tē-​ˌa-​lər-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce anti-allergic (audio) , ˌan-​ˌtī-​ \

Definition of anti-allergic

medical
: used to prevent an allergic response : tending to relieve or control allergic symptoms anti-allergic drugs

Other Words from anti-allergic

anti-allergic or antiallergic or less commonly anti-allergenic or antiallergenic noun
Calcium chloride has been used as an antiallergic to prevent serum sickness … Remington's Pharmaceutical Sciences

First Known Use of anti-allergic

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anti-allergic was in 1919

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“Anti-allergic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-allergic. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for anti-allergic

antiallergic

adjective
an·​ti·​al·​ler·​gic | \ -ə-ˈlər-jik How to pronounce antiallergic (audio) \
variants: also antiallergenic \ -​ˌal-​ər-​ˈjen-​ik How to pronounce antiallergic (audio) \

Medical Definition of antiallergic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to relieve or control allergic symptoms

antiallergic

noun
variants: also antiallergenic

Medical Definition of antiallergic (Entry 2 of 2)

: an antiallergic agent

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