Definition of allergic in English:


Syllabification: al·ler·gic
Pronunciation: /əˈlərjik


  • 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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