Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of desensitize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. rendered insensitive.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The commenter who mentioned the stress of taking children shopping, because they are desensitized is right on.

    Blue Dress Painting

  • Third, why do you think that people that didn't like it are "desensitized"?

    J.J. Abrams Says No Cloverfield 2 Anymore? « FirstShowing.net

  • Also, those with egg allergies who need the vaccine can be "desensitized" to the egg proteins contained in the vaccine.

    Influenza Vaccine

  • It's -- there's no shock value to individuals anymore and with all the media and press we've gotten about child pornography over the years, it's kind of desensitized the public to what child pornography really is.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2007

  • And with all the media and press that we've gotten about child pornography over the years, it's kind of desensitized the public to what child pornography really is.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2007

  • But the easy access to guns in a culture where they've been exposed to lots and lots and lots of violence, and there are literally scores and scores of serious studies which show that the younger you are and the more you're exposed to it, the more kind of desensitized you are to it.

    Remarks By The President To Thurston High School Community

  • But one wonders if they could wind up exploring cyberspace more as they become "desensitized" to security protocols.

    Ars Technica

  • Or, conversely, they may become "desensitized" to the opt-in process, mindlessly agreeing to every user consent agreement page, as do consumers when it comes to software license agreement forms.

    Ars Technica

  • It also said the commanders had become "desensitized" to reports of imminent large scale attacks because previous warnings had turned out to be on a much smaller scale.

    ABC News: ABCNews

  • It cited key lapses in surveillance and said intelligence gatherers had become "desensitized" to reports of insurgents massing in preparation for an attack.

    The Seattle Times

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