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English verb: desensitize

1. desensitize (perception) cause not to be sensitive


SamplesThe war desensitized many soldiers.
The photographic plate was desensitized.


Synonymsdesensitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bedaze, benumb, besot, blunt, daze, deaf, deafen, dull, numb, stun, stupefy


Antonymssensitise, sensitize

2. desensitize (change) make insensitive


SamplesHis military training desensitized him.


Synonymsdesensitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymssensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitize, sensitise









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