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antihistaminenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌæn.tiˈhɪs.tə.mɪn/ /ˌæn.tiˈhɪs.tə.miːn/  us   /ˌæn.t̬iˈhɪs.tə.mɪn/  /ˌæn.t̬iˈhɪs.tə.miːn/
a type of drug that is used to treat medical conditions caused by an extreme reaction to particular substances: Antihistamine is often used to treat hay fever and insect bites.
(Definition of antihistamine from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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antihistaminenoun [C]

 us   /ˌænt·iˈhɪs·təˌmin, ˌæn·tɑɪ-, -mən/
a drug taken to limit the bad effect of the body’s reaction to some substances: I took an antihistamine for my runny nose.
(Definition of antihistamine from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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