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hypersensitive

adjective hy·per·sen·si·tive \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
HYPERSENSITIVITY Defined for Kids

hypersensitive

adjective hy·per·sen·si·tive \ˌhī-pər-ˈsen-sə-tiv\

Definition of HYPERSENSITIVE for Kids

:  very sensitive <These plants are hypersensitive to cold.>
Medical Dictionary

hypersensitive

adjective hy·per·sen·si·tive \ˌhī-pər-ˈsen(t)-sət-iv, -ˈsen(t)-stiv\

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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