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Related to hypersensitiveness: delayed hypersensitivity, Food hypersensitivity

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
References in classic literature ?
She remained quiet, for she had learned the hypersensitiveness induced by drink and was fastidiously careful not to hurt him even with the knowledge that she had lain awake for him.
Relation of Atopic Hypersensitiveness (Hay Fever, Asthma) to Anaphylaxis: A Review of Recent Literature by Arthur F.
The melancholia, irritability of temper, nervousness, neuralgia, hypersensitiveness, vague fears and fantasies present during the menopause are influenced by Cactus and pulsatilla alone or in conjunction or in alternation'.