Definition of hyposensitivity in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌhīpōˌsensəˈtivədē/

Entry from US English dictionary


A lower than normal sensitivity to stimuli.
Example sentences
  • Sensory hyposensitivities or hypersensitivities to the environment are common features.
  • Someone with gustatory hyposensitivity tends to constantly put objects, fingers or food in the mouth.
  • There are other types of hyposensitivity, such as the classic scenario of an autistic child acting deaf.

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Syllabification: hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ty

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