allergic

[ uh-lur-jik ]
/ əˈlɜr dʒɪk /

adjective

of or relating to allergy: an allergic reaction to wool.
having an allergy.
Informal. having a strong dislike or aversion: He's allergic to most modern music.

Origin of allergic

First recorded in 1910–15; allerg(y) + -ic
Related formsun·al·ler·gic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allergic

allergic

/ (əˈlɜːdʒɪk) /

adjective

of, relating to, having, or caused by an allergy
(postpositive foll by to) informal having an aversion (to)he's allergic to work
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Word Origin and History for allergic

allergic


adj.

1911, from allergy + -ic; cf. French allergique (1906). Figurative use, "antipathetic, repulsed" is from 1936.

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Medicine definitions for allergic

allergic

[ ə-lûrjĭk ]

adj.

Of, caused, or characterized by an allergy.
Having an allergy or exhibiting an allergic reaction to a substance.
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