Definitions for hypersensitiveˌhaɪ pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•per•sen•si•tiveˌhaɪ pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv(adj.)

  1. excessively sensitive:

    hypersensitive to criticism.

  2. allergic to a substance to which most people do not normally react.

    Category: Pathology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. allergic, hypersensitive, hypersensitized, hypersensitised, sensitized, sensitised, supersensitive, supersensitized, supersensitised(adj)

    having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)

    "allergic children"; "hypersensitive to pollen"


  1. hypersensitive(Adjective)

    Highly or abnormally sensitive to a stimulus, especially to some allergen.


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