desensitise


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desensitise


Past participle: desensitised
Gerund: desensitising

Imperative
desensitise
desensitise
Present
I desensitise
you desensitise
he/she/it desensitises
we desensitise
you desensitise
they desensitise
Preterite
I desensitised
you desensitised
he/she/it desensitised
we desensitised
you desensitised
they desensitised
Present Continuous
I am desensitising
you are desensitising
he/she/it is desensitising
we are desensitising
you are desensitising
they are desensitising
Present Perfect
I have desensitised
you have desensitised
he/she/it has desensitised
we have desensitised
you have desensitised
they have desensitised
Past Continuous
I was desensitising
you were desensitising
he/she/it was desensitising
we were desensitising
you were desensitising
they were desensitising
Past Perfect
I had desensitised
you had desensitised
he/she/it had desensitised
we had desensitised
you had desensitised
they had desensitised
Future
I will desensitise
you will desensitise
he/she/it will desensitise
we will desensitise
you will desensitise
they will desensitise
Future Perfect
I will have desensitised
you will have desensitised
he/she/it will have desensitised
we will have desensitised
you will have desensitised
they will have desensitised
Future Continuous
I will be desensitising
you will be desensitising
he/she/it will be desensitising
we will be desensitising
you will be desensitising
they will be desensitising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desensitising
you have been desensitising
he/she/it has been desensitising
we have been desensitising
you have been desensitising
they have been desensitising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desensitising
you will have been desensitising
he/she/it will have been desensitising
we will have been desensitising
you will have been desensitising
they will have been desensitising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desensitising
you had been desensitising
he/she/it had been desensitising
we had been desensitising
you had been desensitising
they had been desensitising
Conditional
I would desensitise
you would desensitise
he/she/it would desensitise
we would desensitise
you would desensitise
they would desensitise
Past Conditional
I would have desensitised
you would have desensitised
he/she/it would have desensitised
we would have desensitised
you would have desensitised
they would have desensitised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desensitise - cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
benumb, numb, blunt, dull - make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
bedaze, daze, stun - overcome as with astonishment or disbelief; "The news stunned her"
besot, stupefy - make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
deaf, deafen - make or render deaf; "a deafening noise"
sensitise, sensitize - cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"
2.desensitise - make insensitive; "His military training desensitized him"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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