hyposensitization

noun

hy·​po·​sen·​si·​ti·​za·​tion ˌhī-pō-ˌsen(t)-sə-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce hyposensitization (audio)
-ˌsen(t)-stə-ˈzā-
: the state or process of being reduced in sensitivity especially to an allergen : desensitization
hyposensitize transitive verb

Examples of hyposensitization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chaker is confident that hyposensitization works when it is used correctly. Christiane Gelitz, Scientific American, 4 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hyposensitization was in 1922

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“Hyposensitization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyposensitization. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

hyposensitization

noun
hy·​po·​sen·​si·​ti·​za·​tion
variants or chiefly British hyposensitisation
: the state or process of being reduced in sensitivity especially to an allergen : desensitization
hyposensitize transitive verb
or chiefly British hyposensitise
hyposensititized or chiefly British hyposensitised; hyposensitizing or chiefly British hyposensitising

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