allergic


allergic
[[t]əlɜ͟ː(r)ʤɪk[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n If you are allergic to something, you become ill or get a rash when you eat it, smell it, or touch it.

I'm allergic to cats.

2) ADJ: ADJ n If you have an allergic reaction to something, you become ill or get a rash when you eat it, smell it, or touch it.

Soya milk can cause allergic reactions in some children.

3) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to n If you say that you are allergic to something or someone, you mean that you dislike them very strongly and try to avoid them. [INFORMAL]

He was allergic to risk.


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  • allergic — ☆ allergic [ə lʉr′jik ] adj. 1. of or caused by allergy 2. having an allergy 3. Informal averse or disinclined ( to) [allergic to work] …   English World dictionary

  • allergic — (adj.) 1911, from ALLERGY (Cf. allergy) + IC (Cf. ic); Cf. Fr. allergique (1906). Figurative use, antipathetic, repulsed is from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • allergic — [adj] having a reaction to food, material, etc. affected, averse to, dyspathetic, hypersensitive, immune sensitive, sensitive, sensitized, susceptible; concepts 403,542 …   New thesaurus

  • allergic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) caused by or relating to an allergy. 2) having an allergy …   English terms dictionary

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  • allergic — UK [əˈlɜː(r)dʒɪk] / US [əˈlɜrdʒɪk] adjective 1) a) medical affected by an allergy allergic to: I m allergic to nuts. b) medical caused by an allergy an allergic reaction 2) humorous if you are allergic to something, you do not like it at all… …   English dictionary

  • allergic — This word means unusually sensitive to a condition or substance (an allergic reaction to nylon) and is also loosely overused to suggest dislike or disregard (allergic to the plays of Shakespeare). Allergic is often misused as in this sentence:… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • allergic — adjective 1 having an allergy: be allergic to sth: I m allergic to penicillin. 2 allergic reaction/rash an illness or a red painful area on your skin that some people get because of an allergy 3 allergic to sth informal always trying to avoid an… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English