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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ALLERGIC

We were allergic to women from their nylon hose to their face powder.

They're allergic to the critters, the trees, the natives—to everything here.

Others have allergic reactions to certain foods; some allergic reactions appear to be subtle, affecting a person's moods.

He also was allergic to nearly everything and was always sneezing at the wrong time, just when we were supposed to be quiet.

Lindsay had seen too much of allergic reactions since reaching Earth not to know he was looking at another.

Turning in on his contour couch, Lindsay recalled that he had given whiskey to the allergic athlete.

I never spoke with him very much, because I think we were allergic to each other.

WORD ORIGIN

1911, from allergy + -ic; cf. French allergique (1906). Figurative use, "antipathetic, repulsed" is from 1936.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ALLERGIC

averse

adjectiveopposing
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