hypersensitize

verb
hy·per·sen·si·tize | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz \
variants: also British hypersensitise
hypersensitized; hypersensitizing

Definition of hypersensitize 

transitive verb

: to cause extreme or excessive sensitivity in : to make (something or someone) hypersensitive hypersensitize tumor cells to chemotherapeutic agents … subdued by censorship and hypersensitized by inherited and actual grievances. —Joseph O'Neill Ironically, these painkillers can even end up hypersensitizing people to pain. —Emily Yoffe

Other words from hypersensitize

hypersensitization \ˌhī-pər-ˌsen(t)-sə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsen(t)s-tə-ˈzā- \ also British hypersensitisation noun
central nervous system hypersensitization hypersensitization of film for astronomical photography

First Known Use of hypersensitize

1897, in the meaning defined above

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hypersensitize

transitive verb
hy·per·sen·si·tize
variants: also British hypersensitise \-ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz \
hypersensitized also British hypersensitised; hypersensitizing also British hypersensitising

Medical Definition of hypersensitize 

: to make hypersensitive

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