Meaning of allergy
Pronunciation: (al'ur-jē), [key]
— pl. -gies.
- an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered allergen introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact, often manifested by itchy eyes, runny nose, wheezing, skin rash, or diarrhea.
- hypersensitivity to the reintroduction of an allergen. Cf. anaphylaxis.
- a strong dislike or aversion, as toward a person or activity: He has an allergy to hard work.
- allergy (Thesaurus)