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.

Nearby words

  1. allentown,
  2. alleppey,
  3. allergen,
  4. allergenic,
  5. allergenic extract,
  6. allergic conjunctivitis,
  7. allergic purpura,
  8. allergic reaction,
  9. allergic rhinitis,
  10. allergic salute

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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