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Definitions for desensitize
diˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪzde·sen·si·tize

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  1. desensitize, desensitiseverb

    cause not to be sensitive

    "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"

  2. desensitize, desensitiseverb

    make insensitive

    "His military training desensitized him"


  1. desensitizeverb

    to cause to become less sensitive or insensitive

    The exposure to light desensitized the film, so I had to buy a new roll.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desensitize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desensitize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of desensitize in a Sentence

  1. Joel Katz:

    Make a strong solution, dilute it down, bring people in for a series of shots to desensitize them.

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