American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See sodium thiosulfate.
- n. A hypodermic syringe.
- n. A hypodermic injection.
- v. To stimulate by or as if by hypodermic injection: "pandering to community fears in order to hypo ratings” ( Variety).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Like hyp. an abbreviation of hypochondria: commonly in the plural.
- n. In photography, a common abbreviation of hyposulphite of soda, a chemical extensively used in most photographic processes.
- n. A prefix of Greek origin, cognate with sub- of Latin origin, and meaning primarily ‘under,’ either in place or in degree (less,' ‘less than’). Specifically— In chem., indicating a lower place in a series of compounds, or inferior strength, as hyposulphurous acid, the lowest in the series of sulphur acids : opposed to hyper- or per-.
- n. In the manufacture of india-rubber goods, a trade-name for lead thiosulphate, used as a vulcanizing material. Also known as black hypo.
- n. obsolete Melancholy; a fit of ‘hypochondria’; a morbid depression (obsolete by 1881 according to Eric Partridge.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. colloq. Hypochondria.
- n. (Photog.), colloq. Sodium hyposulphite, or thiosulphate, a solution of which is used as a bath to wash out the unchanged silver salts in a picture.
- n. a piston syringe that is fitted with a hypodermic needle for giving injections
- n. a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developing
- Short for hyposulfite.Short for hypodermic. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Lincoln had within him a terrible bent towards what he called the hypo, what we might today call manic depression.”
“Or, perhaps for more traction, if the US “Hitler” hypo is appropriate, why are you not calling for universal jurisdiction in the case of Mugabe, Castro, or Chavez?”
“Having said that, I think your hypo is pretty far-fetched.”
“The nice thing about Judge Kozinskis hypo is that he would have use presume that judge knows it (or believes it as much as he can believe anything) in his guts.”
“But if the treatment lowers it too much, diabetics get a "hypo" - a faint, sweaty, unpleasant feeling which is cured by a quick dose of sugar.”
“The dynamic in Matt’s hypo is quite different from the business colleague telling us what we want to hear.”
“Of course your hypo is a much more dramatic example of changing the enforcement mechanism than the one at issue here.”
“The study found one in eight runners in the 2002 Boston Marathon actually drank too much water, putting them at risk for a condition called hypo-nutrinia -- let's hope I pronounce that correctly.”
“This protective device consisted of a flannel helmet with a celluloid film eyepiece, and was called the hypo helmet.”
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