Desensitize Definition

dē-sĕnsĭ-tīz
desensitized, desensitizes, desensitizing
verb
desensitized, desensitizes, desensitizing
To take away the sensitivity of; make less sensitive.
Webster's New World
To make (a person, animal, or tissue) nonreactive or nonallergic to a substance by removing the antibodies from sensitized cells.
Webster's New World
To make (a photographic plate or film) less sensitive to light.
Webster's New World
To make emotionally insensitive or unresponsive, as by long exposure or repeated shocks.
American Heritage
Synonyms:
desensitisebenumbnumbdulldeadenblunt
Antonyms:
sensitize

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