verb (used with object), hyposensitized, hyposensitizing. Medicine/Medical.
to cause (a person) to become less sensitive to (a substance producing an allergic reaction); desensitize.
Also, especially British, hyposensitise.

1930–35; hypo- + sensitize

hyposensitization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To hyposensitization
World English Dictionary
hyposensitize or hyposensitise (ˌhaɪpəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz)
(tr) to desensitize; render less sensitive
hyposensitise or hyposensitise
hyposensiti'zation or hyposensitise
hyposensiti'sation or hyposensitise

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

hyposensitize hy·po·sen·si·tize (hī'pō-sěn'sĭ-tīz')
v. hy·po·sen·si·tized, hy·po·sen·si·tiz·ing, hy·po·sen·si·tiz·es
To make less sensitive, as to an allergen.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature