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noun [uncountable] medical anaphylactic shock pronunciation in British English /ˌænəfɪlæktɪk ˈʃɒk/
  1. a serious medical reaction caused by someone eating or touching something that they are allergic to (=something that makes them ill). Common causes are nuts, eggs, and drugs such as penicillin.

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