non·​al·​ler·​gic ˌnän-ə-ˈlər-jik How to pronounce nonallergic (audio)
: not relating to, having, or caused by an allergy : not allergic
nonallergic asthma
nonallergic children

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sedaghat notes that recent evidence suggests people who produce allergic inflammation may have a lower risk of producing the nonallergic type of inflammation associated with severe COVID. Mariana Lenharo, Scientific American, 11 May 2022 Nasal congestion is an extremely common symptom and can be due to allergies or nonallergic irritation. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 25 Mar. 2022 Analyzing feces of healthy babies and those with egg or milk allergies, researchers showed that allergic and nonallergic infants had different communities of gut bacteria. Esther Landhuis, Scientific American, 23 May 2020 Both allergic and nonallergic rhinitis (inflammation of the mucosal lining of the nose) can result in membrane swelling and excess mucus, potentially triggering sneezing. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 8 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonallergic was in 1911

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Cite this Entry

“Nonallergic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition


non·​al·​ler·​gic -ə-ˈlər-jik How to pronounce nonallergic (audio)
: not allergic
nonallergic individuals
also : not caused by an allergic reaction
…25% reported year-round stuffy nose worsened by pollution, smoke, and/or strong odors and were classified as having perennial nonallergic rhinitis. Internal Medicine
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