Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Morbid sensibility; excessive sensitiveness; extreme susceptibility.
“Just as in pathology certain conditions similar in appearance are due, some to an excess, others to an insufficiency of tension, of secretion and so forth, so there may be vice arising from supersensitiveness just as much as from the lack of it.”
“Although Jasper had sent a reply to her note by Moses, thanking her for her interest in his welfare and telling her of the conference at the tavern, with a woman's supersensitiveness she was most anxious as to the result; and as she saw him ride away into danger, she put her hand to her heart and, raising her eyes to heaven, prayed most fervently that he might be protected from harm.”
“Then, as often happens when one stands in an empty room, Joan was conscious of a supersensitiveness.”
“More or less swelling and supersensitiveness is always present, however, and great care and discrimination must be exercised in digital manipulation of the triceps region because many animals are normally sensitive to palpation of these parts.”
“-- Evident symptoms of inflammation in carpitis are always present -- hyperthermia, supersensitiveness and swelling.”
“Where the deep flexor (perforans) is involved swelling is marked and with swelling there is present the other symptoms of inflammation -- heat and supersensitiveness.”
“Then, the disturbance causes less distress; local swelling and evidence of supersensitiveness are not so pronounced and lameness is not intense, though weight-bearing is painful.”
“Some nervous animals, because of the manner of approach of the practitioner, are wont to flinch, and there is manifested a pseudo-supersensitiveness.”
“Attempts to recognize supersensitiveness or inflammation by means of passive movement of the shoulder or hip, whether gently or forcefully, is not productive of good, in any case, in large animals.”
“No weight is supported by the affected member and because of the pressure, occasioned by the swollen muscles confined within the non-yielding brachial fascia, there exists marked supersensitiveness of the affected parts.”
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