[ US /dɪˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz/ ]
  1. make insensitive
    His military training desensitized him
  2. cause not to be sensitive
    The photographic plate was desensitized
    The war desensitized many soldiers
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How To Use desensitize In A Sentence

  • Living by a prison was a culture shock at first for many of the families, but as time rolled on, everyone became desensitized by it.
  • Once the cause of your allergy has been ascertained and a positive skin test obtained, then a specific vaccine can be created to desensitise you against the allergen that is triggering your symptoms.
  • Over time, these over-excited receptors become desensitized to the effects of norepinephrine, largely due to the effects of a second molecule, beta-adrenergic receptor kinase.
  • Are we being desensitized to these graphic pictures?
  • And so, in America we desensitize ourselves to what is about to occur.
  • And yet, as a whole, people are so desensitized to the whole idea of explosions and molecules that they barely even stop to think about how this could effect the world.
  • Could it be that we oppress and kill each other so readily because our abuse and slaughter of animals has desensitized us to the suffering and death of others?
  • Army Ranger Handbook and the Transportation Security Administration's standard operational practices for airport screening, and encouraged conducting "fake operations" such as leaving bags that appear to be suspicious packages in public places to "desensitize" federal agents. Judge orders Fairfax terror suspect to remain in jail until his trial
  • By watching these clips to see how they are achieved you probably no longer find them so shocking - you've become desensitized to them.
  • I mentally made myself a reminder to desensitize her to balloons.
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