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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.

hypersensitive

(ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv)
adj
1. having unduly vulnerable feelings
2. (Pathology) abnormally sensitive to an allergen, a drug, or other agent
ˌhyperˈsensitiveness, ˌhyperˌsensiˈtivity n

hy•per•sen•si•tive

(ˌhaɪ pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. excessively sensitive: hypersensitive to criticism.
2. allergic to a substance to which most people do not normally react.
[1870–75]
hy`per•sen`si•tiv′i•ty, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hypersensitive - having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)hypersensitive - having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor); "allergic children"; "hypersensitive to pollen"
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
Translations

hypersensitive

[ˈhaɪpəˈsensɪtɪv] ADJhipersensible

hypersensitive

[ˌhaɪpərˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj
(= touchy) → hypersensible

hypersensitive

[ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv] adj (physically) → ipersensibile; (easily offended) (pej) → permaloso/a

hypersensitive

a. hipersensible, hiperestísico-a.

hypersensitive

adj hipersensible
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He died in 1988, but his books, which hypersensitively document the linguistic complexities of observing natural phenomena (flowers, birds, plants, insects), remain contemporary events.
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