HyperDic: allergy

English > 1 sense of the word allergy:
NOUNstateallergy, allergic reactionhypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen
allergy > pronunciation
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > allergy: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaninghypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity.
Synonymallergic reaction
Narrowerdelayed allergy, type IV allergic reactionAn allergic reaction that becomes apparent only hours after contact
food allergyallergic reaction to a substance ingested in food
immediate allergy, atopy, atopic allergy, type I allergic reactionAn allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contact
serum sickness, serum diseaseA delayed allergic reaction to the injection of an antiserum caused by an antibody reaction to an antigen in the donor serum
Broaderhypersensitivity reactionAn inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods)
Adjectivesallergiccharacterized by or caused by allergy
allergichaving an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
Nounsallergista physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies

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