Adjective "hayfever" definition and examples

(Hayfever may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples


An allergy caused by pollen or dust in which the mucous membranes of the eyes and nose are inflamed, causing running at the nose and watery eyes.
  1. 'People are most at risk from hay fever when the pollen count is high.'
  2. 'Inhaled anti-inflammatory cortisone drugs can be used for both hay fever and asthma.'
  3. 'Sneezing, a blocked or runny nose and itchy eyes are common symptoms of hay fever, also called seasonal allergic rhinitis.'
  4. 'Although the symptoms of colds and hay fever are similar, the causes are distinctly different.'
  5. 'Consider immunotherapy at a specialist centre for those with severe hay fever not responding to medical treatment.'
  6. 'If you have seasonal hay fever, you may be allergic to pollens released by trees, grasses or weeds.'
  7. 'Antihistamines are most often used to treat the symptoms of allergies, particularly hay fever, and reactions to bites and stings.'
  8. 'Rhinitis is a symptom of the common cold and of hay fever.'
  9. 'Intranasal corticosteroids, which you spray into your nose, are effective for hay fever.'
  10. 'Decongestants help to relieve symptoms such as a blocked nose, which is often caused by hay fever, and by dust and pet allergies.'

More definitions

1. a type of allergic rhinitis affecting the mucous membranes of the eyes and respiratory tract, affecting susceptible persons usually during the summer, caused by pollen of ragweed and certain other plants.

More examples(as adjective)

"withdrawals can be hayfever."

"seasons can be hayfever."

"remedies can be hayfever."

"allergies can be hayfever."


(hay fever)