anti-allergy

adjective an·ti-al·ler·gy \ ˌan-tē-ˈa-lər-jē , ˌan-ˌtī- \

Definition of anti-allergy

medical
: relieving, controlling, or preventing allergic symptoms : anti-allergic
  • anti-allergy medications

First Known Use of anti-allergy

1919

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

anti-allergy

adjective an·ti-al·ler·gy \ -ˈal-ər-jē \

medical Definition of anti-allergy

: relieving, controlling, or preventing allergic symptoms : antiallergic
  • an anti-allergy nasal spray
  • anti-allergy injections
  • More and more, doctors are combining anti-allergy weapons—prescribing, say, both antihistamines and corticosteroids for the same patient to get the antihistamines' quicker benefits and the corticosteroids' stronger impact.
  • —Judith BlakeThe Seattle Times21 Apr. 1999

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up anti-allergy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lighting electrician on a movie set

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!