Definition of 'allergy'

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Example sentences containing 'allergy'

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Be attuned to potential allergies and asthma. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The leak showed that he applied for the exemption to treat a pollen allergy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other common allergies are to pollen, house dust mites and chemicals such as washing powder. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Known allergy to grass pollen. Times, Sunday Times (2016) People with food allergies can suffer swollen faces and throats, and in extreme cases, death. The Sun (2016)Each year the number of British allergy sufferers rises by 5 % while the number of those with food allergies has doubled in a decade. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The enzymes they contain are a significant cause of asthma and other allergies. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This can cause food allergy in some people. Mayes, Adrienne The Dictionary of Nutritional Health (1986) Many take allergy pills that contain drugs resembling adrenaline for added relief. Pantano, James A. (MD) Living with Angina (1991)They are the perfect choice for allergy sufferers who are unable to use feather filled products. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Fifty years ago almost no one suffered allergies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your doctor may be able to arrange some allergy testing. Trickett, Shirley Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)The most valid way of testing for an allergy is by means of an elimination diet. Holford, Patrick The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)People with asthma and other allergies are most at risk. The Sun (2010)Some people lose their allergies as they grow older. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The number of allergy sufferers has been rising steadily over the past century. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Twenty years ago allergy testing was a common procedure for the family doctor. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The striker was back in his homeland for laser surgery after suffering an allergy to his contact lenses. The Sun (2012)Tests for allergies to pollen, animal fur and dust mites were negative. The Sun (2015)If you eat it a lot, the allergy becomes worse. Mumby, Keith The Allergy Handbook (1988)This is an electronic record to show basic information about medication, allergies and bad reactions to drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Although it is generally safe, some people with pollen allergies have had serious reactions to bee pollen. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You may want to ask your doctor if you can see an allergy expert if you suspect you may have pollen food allergy syndrome. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A real allergy causes a reaction in minutes. The Sun (2010)Once you have accepted a food as safe, of course you must then stop eating it so frequently, otherwise it may become an allergy. Mumby, Keith The Allergy Handbook (1988)

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Translations for 'allergy'

British English: allergy /ˈælədʒɪ/ NOUN
If you have a particular allergy, you become ill or get a rash when you eat, smell, or touch something that does not normally make people ill.
Allergy to cats is one of the commonest causes of asthma.
  • American English: allergy
  • Arabic: حَسَّاسِيَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: alergia
  • Chinese: 过敏症
  • Croatian: alergija
  • Czech: alergie
  • Danish: allergi
  • Dutch: allergie
  • European Spanish: alergia
  • Finnish: allergia
  • French: allergie
  • German: Allergie
  • Greek: αλλεργία
  • Italian: allergia
  • Japanese: アレルギー
  • Korean: 알레르기
  • Norwegian: allergi
  • Polish: uczulenie
  • European Portuguese: alergia
  • Romanian: alergie
  • Russian: аллергия
  • Spanish: alergia
  • Swedish: allergi
  • Thai: อาการแพ้
  • Turkish: alerji
  • Ukrainian: алергія
  • Vietnamese: sự dị ứng


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