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hyposensitize

[hahy-puh-sen-si-tahyz] /ˌhaɪ pəˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), hyposensitized, hyposensitizing. Medicine/Medical.
1.
to cause (a person) to become less sensitive to (a substance producing an allergic reaction); desensitize.
Also, especially British, hyposensitise.
Origin of hyposensitize
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35; hypo- + sensitize
Related forms
hyposensitization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyposensitize

hyposensitize

/ˌhaɪpəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to desensitize; render less sensitive
Derived Forms
hyposensitization, hyposensitisation, noun
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hyposensitize in Medicine

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.

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