from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To render insensitive or less sensitive.
- transitive v. Immunology To make (an individual) nonreactive or insensitive to an antigen.
- transitive v. To make emotionally insensitive or unresponsive, as by long exposure or repeated shocks: "This movie in effect may resensitize people who thought they were desensitized to violence” ( Steven Spielberg).
- transitive v. To make (a photographic film or substance) less sensitive to light.
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- v. to cause to become less sensitive or insensitive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to rendered insensitive or less sensitive. Opposite of sensitize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make insensitive
- v. cause not to be sensitive
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