desensitisation

World English Dictionary
desensitize or desensitise (diːˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to render insensitive or less sensitive: the patient was desensitized to the allergen; to desensitize photographic film
2.  psychol to decrease the abnormal fear in (a person) of a situation or object, by exposing him to it either in reality or in his imagination
 
desensitise or desensitise
 
vb
 
desensiti'zation or desensitise
 
n
 
desensiti'sation or desensitise
 
n
 
de'sensitizer or desensitise
 
n
 
de'sensitiser or desensitise
 
n

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