Meaning of hypo

hy•po

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

hy•po

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

hypo-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a prefix appearing in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “under” (hypostasis); on this model used, especially as opposed toin the formation of compound words (hypothyroid).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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