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hy•po



Pronunciation: (hī'pō), [key]
n., pl. -pos,
v.
Informal

n.
1. a hypodermic syringe or injection.
2. a stimulus or boost.

v.t.
1. to administer a hypodermic injection to.
2. to stimulate by or as if by administering a hypodermic injection.
3. to increase, boost, or augment: to hypo the car's power by installing a bigger engine.

hy•po



Pronunciation: (hī'pō), [key]
n. Archaic.
hypochondria.

hypo-




a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “under” (hypostasis); on this model used, especially as opposed to hyper-, in the formation of compound words (hypothyroid). Also, esp. before a vowel,hyp-.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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