Definition of hypersensitive
1 : excessively or abnormally sensitive
2 : abnormally susceptible physiologically to a specific agent (as a drug or antigen)
hypersensitivityplay \-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
Examples of hypersensitive in a sentence
She's hypersensitive about her past.
People who are hypersensitive to the chemical may have violent reactions even to small amounts.
First Known Use of hypersensitive
HYPERSENSITIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypersensitive for English Language Learners
: having feelings that are very easily hurt
: very strongly and easily affected or harmed by something (such as a drug)
HYPERSENSITIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of hypersensitive for Students
: very sensitive <These plants are hypersensitive to cold.>
Medical Definition of hypersensitive
1: excessively or abnormally sensitive
2: abnormally susceptible physiologically to a specific agent (as a drug or antigen)
hypersensitivity\-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\play noun plural
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