- to cause (a person) to become less sensitive to (a substance producing an allergic reaction); desensitize.
Also especially British, hy·po·sen·si·tise.
Origin of hyposensitize
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- (tr) to desensitize; render less sensitive
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- To make less sensitive, as to an allergen.
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