hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic ˌhī-pō-ˌa-lər-ˈje-nik How to pronounce hypoallergenic (audio)
: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response
hypoallergenic cosmetics
hypoallergenic foods

Examples of hypoallergenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fragrance-free and hypoallergenic mineral sunscreens are generally better to prevent flare-ups. Bethany Braun-Silva, ABC News, 17 May 2024 Hanna Andersson is well known for their cozy PJs, which are made from a gentle, hypoallergenic cotton material that gets softer with each wash. Katrina Cossey, Parents, 15 May 2024 That means that treatment often includes frequent moisturizing with gentle, hypoallergenic skin-care products. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, 27 Mar. 2024 The hypoallergenic formula is vegan, fragrance-free, and made with 19.2% zinc oxide, plus other natural ingredients like coconut oil, avocado oil, and shea butter. Ambrosia V. Brody, Parents, 20 Feb. 2024 These symptoms may indicate that the baby could benefit from a hypoallergenic formula like Nutramigen Hypoallergenic Baby Formula, which has been clinically shown9 to reduce colic related to a milk allergy. Lainey Younkin, Ms, Rd, Parents, 15 Mar. 2024 The pillows have a cotton shell and are filled with a down-like, hypoallergenic fiber that provides structure and support, without adding bulk, which according to users helps alleviate neck and back pain. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 But, digging into the science of dog allergies, the reality of hypoallergenic dogs gets a little hairy. Anna Nordseth, Discover Magazine, 5 Feb. 2024 When the cartridge is full, the vacuum automatically returns to its docking station to eject the debris into a hypoallergenic dust bag that automatically closes to prevent dust or other particles from getting into the air. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 1 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hypoallergenic was in 1940

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“Hypoallergenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoallergenic. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic -ˌal-ər-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce hypoallergenic (audio)
: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response
hypoallergenic food
hypoallergenic makeup
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