Definition of allergic in English:

allergic

Syllabification: al·ler·gic
Pronunciation: /əˈlərjik
 
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adjective

1Caused by or relating to an allergy: an allergic reaction to penicillin
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  • Studies in people with allergic rhinitis and asthma are being initiated.
  • My husband does not smoke and has never smoked but a few years back ended up in hospital with an allergic asthma reaction.
  • Hay fever, asthma and eczema are all related allergic conditions and the tendency to develop them runs in families.
1.1Having an allergy to (a substance): Heather was allergic to the sting of bees
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  • A person may develop symptoms after exposure to a substance without necessarily being allergic to it.
  • If you're allergic to a particular substance being tested, you develop a raised bump or reaction.
  • A positive skin test means that you may be allergic to a particular substance.
1.2 (allergic to) informal Having a strong dislike for: it’s just that I’m allergic to the hype
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  • The culture of corruption is allergic to peace and human rights.
  • Ian, being allergic to shopping centres, looked more than relieved to be leaving.
  • Unless you're completely allergic to superhero movies, you need to go and see this film.

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