hypersensitive


hy·per·sen·si·tive

adjective \ˌhī-pər-ˈsen(t)-s(ə-)tiv\

: having feelings that are very easily hurt

: very strongly and easily affected or harmed by something (such as a drug)

Full Definition of HYPERSENSITIVE

1
:  excessively or abnormally sensitive
2
:  abnormally susceptible physiologically to a specific agent (as a drug or antigen)
hy·per·sen·si·tive·ness noun
hy·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ty \-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of HYPERSENSITIVE

  1. She's hypersensitive about her past.
  2. People who are hypersensitive to the chemical may have violent reactions even to small amounts.

First Known Use of HYPERSENSITIVE

1871

hy·per·sen·si·tive

adjective \ˌhī-pər-ˈsen(t)-sət-iv, -ˈsen(t)-stiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPERSENSITIVE

1
: excessively or abnormally sensitive
2
: abnormally susceptible physiologically to a specific agent (as a drug or antigen)
hy·per·sen·si·tive·ness noun
hy·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ty \-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun, plural hy·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ties

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