The immunological process by which hypersensitivity is induced.

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hy·per·sen·si·ti·za·tion also Brit hy·per·sen·si·ti·sa·tion -.sen(t)-sət-ə-'zā-shən, -.sen(t)-stə-'zā- n an act or process of hypersensitizing

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hy·per·sen·si·ti·za·tion (hi″pər-sen″sĭ-tĭ-zaґshən) the process of rendering, or the condition of being, abnormally sensitive. See hypersensitivity.

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