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hy·per·sen·si·tive

 (hī′pər-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Highly or excessively sensitive.
2. Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen.

hy′per·sen′si·tive·ness, hy′per·sen′si·tiv′i·ty n.
hy′per·sen′si·tize′ (-tīz′) v.

hypersensitivity

extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Psychology
extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypersensitivity - pathological sensitivity
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
cryaesthesia, cryesthesia - hypersensitivity to cold
hypersensitivity reaction - an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock
2.hypersensitivity - extreme sensitivity
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
Translations

hypersensitivity

n hipersensibilidad f
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