aff. a combining form with the meanings “activated by,”“sensitive to,”“releasing,”“resembling the effect produced by” the substance or phenomenon specified by the initial element:
Etymology: appar. orig. in adrenergic and cholinergic, prob. on the model of allergic

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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