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Meaning of "hay fever" in the English dictionary

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAY FEVER

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Hay fever is a noun.
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WHAT DOES HAY FEVER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Allergic rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways. It occurs when an allergen, such as pollen, dust, Balsam of Peru, or animal dander is inhaled by an individual with a sensitized immune system. In such individuals, the allergen triggers the production of the antibody immunoglobulin E, which binds to mast cells and basophils containing histamine. When caused by pollens of any plants, it is called pollinosis, and, if specifically caused by grass pollens, it is known as hay fever. While symptoms resembling a cold or flu can be produced by an allergic reaction to pollen from plants and grasses, including those used to make hay, it does not cause a fever. IgE bound to mast cells are stimulated by allergens, causing the release of inflammatory mediators such as histamine. This usually causes sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, swelling and inflammation of the nasal passages, and an increase in mucus production. Symptoms vary in severity between individuals. Very sensitive individuals can experience hives or other rashes.

Definition of hay fever in the English dictionary

The definition of hay fever in the dictionary is an allergic reaction to pollen, dust, etc, characterized by sneezing, runny nose, and watery eyes due to inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose Technical names: allergic rhinitis, pollinosis.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAY FEVER

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WORDS THAT END LIKE HAY FEVER

African swine fever
buck fever
cabin fever
cat-scratch fever
dengue fever
east coast fever
ever
fever
gold fever
haemorrhagic fever
jungle fever
Mediterranean fever
Q fever
recurrent fever
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
scarlet fever
spotted fever
spring fever
swine fever
typhoid fever
yellow fever

Synonyms and antonyms of hay fever in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «hay fever» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAY FEVER

Find out the translation of hay fever to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hay fever from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hay fever» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

花粉热
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

alergia al polen
570 millions of speakers

English

hay fever
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हे फीवर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

حُمَّى القَشِّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сенная лихорадка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

febre de feno
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খড় জ্বর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

rhume des foins
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Demam hay
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Heuschnupfen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

花粉症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

꽃가루 알레르기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hay fever
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

bệnh dị ứng phấn hoa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வைக்கோல் காய்ச்சல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिवळा ताप
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

saman nezlesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

raffreddore da fieno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

katar sienny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

алергія на пилок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

rinită alergică
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλλεργικό συνάχι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hooikoors
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hösnuva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

høysnue
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hay fever

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAY FEVER»

The term «hay fever» is regularly used and occupies the 58.192 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAY FEVER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hay fever

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAY FEVER»

Discover the use of hay fever in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hay fever and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Curing Hay Fever Naturally with Chinese Medicine
This book explains the Chinese theory on the cause of allergic conditions. It offers many low-or no-cost home therapies to prevent and heal this widespread disease, including self-massage, Chinese patent medicines, and herbal teas.
Bob Flaws, 1997
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Coping Successfully with Hay Fever
Every year, hundreds and thousands of people suffer distress, discomfort and embarrassment whenever the pollen count rises.
R. M. Youngson, 1999
3
Hay Fever
First produced in 1925, "Hay Fever" is technically a masterpiece.
Nöel Coward, 2013
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Hay Fever: How Chasing a Dream on a Vermont Farm Changed My Life
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Angela Miller, Ralph Gardner Jr., 2011
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Relief from Hay Fever and Other Airborne Allergies
A guide to relieving hay fever and allergy symptoms reveals how to identify allergy symptoms, how to find the right medical help, questions sufferers should ask their doctor, the latest drug and non-drug treatments, and more.
Les Sussman, 1992
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Hay-fever, Its Prevention and Cure
Willian Clarence Hollopeter. London, 1698, noticed that there were peculiar cases of asthma in which the attacks were longer and more acute in summer than in winter. In Good's “Study of Medicine” there is a reference to a case related by ...
Willian Clarence Hollopeter, 1917
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Hay Fever
They'll cure Max's "hay fever" by inviting all the eligible women they know to Pine Hollow's fourth of July picnic.
Bonnie Bryant, 2013
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Hay Fever and Paroxysmal Sneezing (Vasomotor Rhinitis)
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process.
Eugene S. Yonge, 2009
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Observations on hay-fever, hay-asthma
William Abbotts Smith. M. Vogel ascertained many years since that benzoic acid exists in both of these grasses, and that their odour is chiefly owing to its presence. This fact is important when considered in connection with the circumstance, ...
William Abbotts Smith, 1866
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Hay Fever: The Complete Guide: Find Relief from Allergies to ...
Contains a complete guide to the causes, treatment, and prevention of allergies from pollens, molds, pets, dust mites, and food sensitivities.
Jonathan Brostoff, Linda Gamlin, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAY FEVER»

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Hay fever: 1 in 5 drivers taking medication 'had accidents because it …
More than one in five people taking medication for hay fever have had a car accident which could be related to the side effects of their drugs, ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Why Does Pollution Affect People With Hay Fever?
By far the most common cause of hay fever is pollen. New research however suggests that pollution can also trigger itchy eyes, runny nose, ... «Pollution Solutions, Jul 15»
3
Could This Be The Cure For Hay fever?
This probably explains why my hay fever has been so bad lately, with constant sneezing attacks making me to want to permanently hibernate. «LOOK, Jul 15»
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This Hay Fever is a good thing
Could not extract width/height from image: http://www.chieftain.com/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls? «Pueblo Chieftain, Jul 15»
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Hay fever warning as pollen count 'very high'
TODAY'S pollen count is classed as 'very high' and millions of people across the country will be battling itchy eyes, runny noses and ... «The Cornishman, Jul 15»
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Warm weather brings high pollen count and problems for hay fever
One in five people in the UK suffer from hay fever and 95 per cent of those sufferers are allergic to grass pollen rather than tree or weed pollen. «Newmarket Journal, Jul 15»
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Westgrass 5k adds dash to High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass …
The Westgrass 5k Fun Run is a new addition to the 13th annual High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival in Westcliffe. The fun run is ... «Canon City Daily Record, Jul 15»
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Dr Ciara Kelly: Hay fever is on the march all over the country, but …
Are you one of the squillions of people who are suffering from hay fever, allergic rhinitis, conjunctivitis, sinusitis or head colds at the minute? «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
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Patients head to Doncaster hospital with hay fever
Patients have been forced to attend Doncaster hospital's A&E department because of the severity of their hay fever, bosses have revealed. «The Star, Jul 15»
10
London suffers worst hay fever outbreak in country
The Royal College of GPs' weekly respiratory disease report said there were 107.8 cases of allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, reported to GPs in ... «Evening Standard, Jul 15»

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