hypoallergenic
adjective Date: 1940 having little likelihood of causing an allergic response <
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  • Hypoallergenic — is a term coined by advertisers (based on the Greek prefix hypo meaning below normal or slightly ) and first used in a cosmetics campaign in 1953. [ [http://www.cbc.ca/consumers/market/microscope/micro 2000/hypoallergenic.html CBC News:… …   Wikipedia

  • hypoallergenic — 1950, from HYPO (Cf. hypo ) + ALLERGEN (Cf. allergen) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hypoallergenic — [hī΄pō al΄ər jen′ik] adj. less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other comparable preparations or goods: said of cosmetics, clothing, pillows, etc …   English World dictionary

  • hypoallergenic — hy·po·al·ler·gen·ic .al ər jen ik adj having little likelihood of causing an allergic response <hypoallergenic food> <hypoallergenic makeup> …   Medical dictionary

  • hypoallergenic — /huy poh al euhr jen ik/, adj. designed to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response, as by containing relatively few or no potentially irritating substances: hypoallergenic cosmetics. Also, hypo allergenic. [1950 55; HYPO +… …   Universalium

  • hypoallergenic — hy|po|al|ler|gen|ic [ ,haıpouælər dʒenık ] adjective unlikely to cause an ALLERGIC reaction (=an illness or skin reaction produced in some people by certain substances): hypoallergenic make up …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hypoallergenic — UK [ˌhaɪpəʊælə(r)ˈdʒenɪk] / US [ˌhaɪpoʊælərˈdʒenɪk] adjective unlikely to cause an allergic reaction (= an illness or skin reaction produced in some people by certain substances) hypoallergenic make up …   English dictionary

  • hypoallergenic — hy•po•al•ler•gen•ic [[t]ˌhaɪ poʊˌæl ərˈdʒɛn ɪk[/t]] adj. cvb designed to minimize the likelihood of an allergic response, as by containing few or no potentially irritating substances: hypoallergenic cosmetics[/ex] • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • hypoallergenic — adjective /haɪ.pəʊ.æl.ə(ɹ)ˈdʒɛn.ɪk,haɪ.po.æl.ɚˈdʒɛn.ɪk/ Containing fewer allergens. Syn: hypoallergic …   Wiktionary

  • hypoallergenic — causing few allergies Causation and Formation …   Phrontistery dictionary

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