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Date: 1900-2000
Language: German
Origin: allergie, from all- 'all' + Greek ergon 'work'

allergy

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
al‧ler‧gy plural allergies [uncountable and countable]
MI a medical condition in which you become ill or in which your skin becomes red and painful because you have eaten or touched a particular substance

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