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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
1830-1840
1830-40; super- + sensitive
Related forms
supersensitiveness, noun
supersensitivity, noun
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  • Perhaps not surprisingly, supersensitive taste influences what people eat.
  • supersensitive particle detectors, located deep underground, look for the elusive particles that make up dark matter.

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