Allergic reaction



allergic reaction

allergic reaction n.
A local or generalized reaction of an organism to internal or external contact with a specific allergen to which the organism has been previously sensitized.
Contemporary Examples

The teenage schoolgirl died from an allergic reaction to penicillin last June during the botched operation.
Egypt: Stop Mutilating Little Girls! Bel Trew April 25, 2014

Ross needs to go to the hospital after having an allergic reaction, leaving Joey and Chandler to watch Baby Ben.
15 Times ‘Friends’ Was Really, Really Weird Kevin Fallon September 17, 2014

Though there is nothing especially political about the book, reading it is like experiencing an allergic reaction to modernity.
The Search for Serious Literary Fiction for Republicans James McGirk November 4, 2012

Aside from his allergic reaction to the spotlight in general, our significant hurdle was navigating his coveted independence.
Knowing Bill Cunningham Philip Gefter March 21, 2010

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