supersensitive

adjective
su·​per·​sen·​si·​tive | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsen(t)-sə-tiv How to pronounce supersensitive (audio) \

Definition of supersensitive

: extremely sensitive supersensitive detectors supersensitive to criticism The medicine made her skin supersensitive. … casually downloaded reams of supersensitive U.S. nuclear-weapons data …— Mark Hosenball

Other Words from supersensitive

supersensitivity \ ˌsü-​pər-​ˌsen(t)-​sə-​ˈti-​və-​tē How to pronounce supersensitive (audio) \ noun, plural supersensitivities
supersensitivity to light

First Known Use of supersensitive

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Supersensitive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersensitive. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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supersensitive

adjective
su·​per·​sen·​si·​tive | \ -ˈsen(t)-sət-iv, -ˈsen(t)-stiv How to pronounce supersensitive (audio) \

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Other Words from supersensitive

supersensitivity \ -​ˌsen(t)-​sə-​ˈtiv-​ət-​ē How to pronounce supersensitive (audio) \ noun, plural supersensitivities

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