Definitions

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  • adj. very allergic
  • adj. very allergenic; hyperallergenic

Etymologies

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From hyper- +‎ allergic

Examples

  • The finicky, asthmatic, hyperallergic, leech-addicted aristocrat can't believe he's trapped in these quarters with this "appalling English servant," who he fears might kill him while he sleeps -- all of which Olivier describes with total obliviousness in the letters he dictates to Parrot.

    Book World: Ron Charles reviews 'Parrot & Olivier in America,' by Peter Carey

  • He was just the opposite of Abitha, who had been fussy, hyperallergic, nearly anorexic.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Also, those who lived on farms were much less likely to have atopy - an umbrella term for certain types of hyperallergic sensitivity, including hay fever, asthma and eczema.

    The Seattle Times

  • The Very Unofficial Miami Art Fairs Awards [hyperallergic. com]

    Daddy Types

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