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allergic

adjective
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
al‧ler‧gic
1MI having an allergy
allergic to
I'm allergic to penicillin.
2MI caused by an allergy:
3

be allergic to something

informal if you are allergic to something, you do not like it and try to avoid it - used humorously:
Most men are allergic to housework!

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