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hypersensitive

[hahy-per-sen-si-tiv] /ˌhaɪ pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
excessively sensitive:
to be hypersensitive to criticism.
2.
allergic to a substance to which persons do not normally react.
Origin of hypersensitive
1870-1875
1870-75; hyper- + sensitive
Related forms
hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, noun
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hypersensitive

/ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv/
adjective
1.
having unduly vulnerable feelings
2.
abnormally sensitive to an allergen, a drug, or other agent
Derived Forms
hypersensitiveness, hypersensitivity, noun
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Word Origin and History for hypersensitive
adj.

1827, a hybrid from hyper- + sensitive. Related: Hypersensitivity.

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hypersensitive in Medicine

hypersensitive hy·per·sen·si·tive (hī'pər-sěn'sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen; abnormally sensitive.


hy'per·sen'si·tive·ness or hy'per·sen'si·tiv'i·ty (-tĭv'ĭ-tē) n.
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