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Definition of "allergic" []

  • Of, characterized by, or caused by an allergy: an allergic reaction to airborne pollen. (adjective)
  • Having an allergy: allergic children; highly allergic to penicillin. (adjective)
  • Informal Having a dislike; averse: allergic to work. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "allergic" in a sentence
  • "Their droppings trigger allergy reactions in allergic children."
  • "Bierman CW, Shapiro GG, Pierson WE, et al. Safety of influenza vaccination in allergic children."
  • "Release of leukotrienes in allergic and inflammatory conditions is probably responsible for the symptoms which characterize these diseases."