hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic | \ ˌhī-pō-ˌa-lər-ˈje-nik How to pronounce hypoallergenic (audio) \

Definition of hypoallergenic

: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response hypoallergenic cosmetics hypoallergenic foods

Examples of hypoallergenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The family, in Katy, Texas, now gets half the hypoallergenic formula Regina needs through health insurance, said Estrada, who’s been trying to supplement the difference herself. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 11 May 2022 The only formula Lennix can stomach is a hypoallergenic kind called PurAmino, which Ms. Fleming cannot find anywhere nearby. New York Times, 10 May 2022 Parents or caregivers of babies who have health issues and require hypoallergenic or need specialty formulas should check with their doctors first before making any switches. Joseph Pisani, WSJ, 10 May 2022 Look for labels that contain the words: hypoallergenic, gentle, and safe for sensitive skin. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 The hypoallergenic set includes a body lotion, body wash, dry brush, and belly butter, all of which are gently scented with mandarin orange and bergamot oils. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 15 Apr. 2022 The larvae themselves are also hypoallergenic and that is a particularly important consideration for dogs. Steven Savage, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 This popular fragrance is hypoallergenic, and made with a combination of organic sugar cane alcohol and essential oils. Olivia Fleming & Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Apr. 2022 Green and white teas, moisturizing glycerin, and calming aloe vera leaf extracts are included in this hypoallergenic body wash base. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hypoallergenic

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypoallergenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypoallergenic. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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hy·​po·​al·​ler·​gen·​ic | \ -ˌal-ər-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce hypoallergenic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypoallergenic

: having little likelihood of causing an allergic response hypoallergenic food hypoallergenic makeup


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