verb (used with object), hy·po·sen·si·tized, hy·po·sen·si·tiz·ing. Medicine/Medical.

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

First recorded in 1930–35; hypo- + sensitize
Related formshy·po·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hyposensitize




(tr) to desensitize; render less sensitive
Derived Formshyposensitization or hyposensitisation, noun
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hyposensitize in Medicine




To make less sensitive, as to an allergen.
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