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hyposensitize Syllabification: hy·po·sen·si·tize
Pronunciation: /ˌhīpōˈsensətīz/

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of hyposensitize in English:


[with object]
Reduce the sensitivity of (a hypersensitive person) to an allergen by frequently injecting small amounts of the allergen; desensitize.
Example sentences
  • In rare cases, a person can be hyposensitized to pet allergens with weekly injections like I did.
  • The third alternative is to hyposensitize the animal against those substances causing an allergic reaction.
  • Allergy shots to hyposensitize or build up an immunity to dog allergens will work on some people but not others.


Pronunciation: /ˈhīpōˌsensitiˈzāSHən/
Example sentences
  • The goal of hyposensitization is to decrease this number of acute attacks to the minimum possible.
  • If hyposensitization appears to help the dog, injections will continue for several years.
  • It is also called desensitization, hyposensitization, and allergy shots.
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