allergy /ˈalədʒi/


I. noun

1. a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.
‹informal› a strong dislike

their allergy to free enterprise.
– origin early 20th cent.: from German Allergie, from Greek allos ‘other’, on the pattern of Energie ‘energy’.

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