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supersensitive

[soo-per-sen-si-tiv] /ˌsu pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
extremely or excessively sensitive; hypersensitive:
a supersensitive smoke detector.
2.
Electricity. of or relating to relays that operate on very small currents, below about 250 microamperes.
3.
hypersensitive (def 2).
Origin of supersensitive
1830-1840
1830-40; super- + sensitive
Related forms
supersensitiveness, noun
supersensitivity, noun
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  • It was too much of a novelty, and the vibrations touched his supersensitive nerves annoyingly.

    The Soul of a Child Edwin Bjorkman
  • But she was just then supersensitive on the subject, though I did not suspect it.

  • Thus the supersensitive couple were more and more impelled to go away.

    Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
  • He was supersensitive about seeing her and yet as a free agent (she thought him that) he had seen her.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • A hard and bare youth had made me supersensitive and suspicious and narrow.

  • It is simply that I have been foolish about it, supersensitive.

    The Carpet from Bagdad Harold MacGrath
  • So a supersensitive dry plate will often record many thousand stars in a region where the naked eye can see but one.

    Astronomy David Todd
  • Lameness is intense and the parts are swollen and supersensitive.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • supersensitive impressions necessitate the supersensitive channels by which a womans outer world connects with her inner one.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • Still there was an eerie, and it might have been thought by a supersensitive resident an ill-omened, aspect about the place.

    Nevermore Rolf Boldrewood

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