Definition of Allergy in English :

Define Allergy in English

Allergy meaning in English

Meaning of Allergy in English

Pronunciation of Allergy in English

Allergy pronunciation in English

Pronounce Allergy in English


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1. allergic reaction, allergy

hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity

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noun plural -gies
a hypersensitivity to a substance that causes the body to react to any contact with that substance. Hay fever is an allergic reaction to pollen
2. informal
he has an allergy to studying

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nounWord forms: plural ˈallergies
a hypersensitivity to a specific substance (such as a food, pollen, dust, etc.) or condition (as heat or cold) which in similar amounts or degrees is harmless to most people: it is manifested in a physiological disorder
a strong aversion

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n. pl. al·ler·gies
1. A condition in which exposure to a substance, such as pollen, latex, animal dander, or a particular food or drug, causes an overreaction by the immune system that results in symptoms such as sneezing, itching, rash, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.
2. Informal An adverse sentiment; antipathy: an allergy to cocktail parties.

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