supersensitive


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supersensitive

(ˌsuːpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv)
adj
excessively or extremely sensitive
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Adj.1.supersensitive - having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)supersensitive - 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"
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supersensitive

[ˈsuːpəˈsensɪtɪv] ADJextremadamente sensible (to a)
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All this was taken very much for granted, as a rule, but now and then some supersensitive person made violent objections to it, as a theory of life.
But with the self-combating proclivity of the supersensitive, an answer thereto arose in Clare's own mind, and he almost feared it.
She was described as a slender wisp of a girl, delicately featured and with a nervous organization of the supersensitive order.
Faster, supersensitive APDs are in demand worldwide for use in high-speed data communications and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems for autonomous vehicles.
Hay is grown, and so it's supersensitive to good weather, bad weather.
Faster, supersensitive APDs are in demand worldwide for use in highspeed data communications and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems for autonomous vehicles.
"I'm supersensitive to the notion of people feeling overwhelmed." After all, if the presentation drags on with too many sizzle reels, said Ferro, "at some point you're like, 'I can't stand it anymore!
The phenomenon was recorded by researchers from the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences using supersensitive borehole monitors, specially developed in the US by UNAVCO.
Hayashi, Effect of the magnetic field on the melting transition of H2O and D2O measured by a high resolution and supersensitive differential scanning calorimeter, J.
But in a year that was supersensitive to feminist issues, it probably should not have been a surprise that an Oscar went to a film about menstruation--a much-talked about short documentary on young girls in India facing isolation and embarrassment over menstruation.
Dirty Genes focuses on seven, well-researched genes whose SNPs have important health consequences: "MTHFR, the methylation master gene; COMT, whose SNPs help determine whether you're focused and buoyant, or laid-back and calm; DAO, the gene whose SNPs can make you supersensitive to certain foods and chemicals; MAOA, the gene that affects mood swings and carb cravings; GST/SPX, the genes that can create detox dilemmas; NOS3, the gene that can create heart issues; PEMT, the gene that supports your cell membranes and liver." If one of these genes is "dirty" or not functioning in a health-producing way, it will affect the function of other genes.
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