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Abnormally or excessively sensitive, either psychologically or in physical response.
sensitive, oversensitive, hypersensitive, easily offended, thin-skinnedView synonyms
- ‘Now that I know I have a hypersensitive hearing condition, I realize I didn't hate CNN or the news but the steadily climbing volume levels.’
- ‘Cells expressing pol are hypersensitive to DNA alkylating agents and express neoplastic phenotype in animal model.’
- ‘Selecting the appropriate treatment for patients with acute bacterial meningitis who are hypersensitive to lactams is difficult.’
- ‘Unlike the hypersensitive necrotic reaction, this stem-tip necrosis can be a serious threat to soybean production.’
- ‘These areas can also be hypersensitive or painful.’
- ‘The necessity of avoiding irritating substances can force hypersensitive subjects to make numerous lifestyle changes.’
- ‘Allopurinol is associated with hypersensitive skin reactions, especially when used in conjunction with ampicillin.’
- ‘It is preferred for use if the patient already has established atherosclerosis or if they are hypersensitive to aspirin.’
- ‘If a health-care worker becomes latex hypersensitive, he or she may be qualified to receive workmen's compensation, depending upon the state in which he or she resides.’
- ‘Disadvantages of this treatment include them making the skin hypersensitive to sunlight.’
- ‘The skin is extremely painful and hypersensitive, even to air movement.’
- ‘Emulsified diazepam contains soy bean oil and is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to soy protein.’
- ‘Some people have hypersensitive skin and are allergic to various pollen, fragrant smells and sunlight.’
- ‘Other studies of chemically hypersensitive individuals have reported a variety of symptoms and reaction dynamics.’
- ‘This is a type of hypersensitive reaction triggered by exposure to an antigen (a substance which the body recognises as alien).’
- ‘If the venom is potent (such as from certain spiders and scorpions) or if you are hypersensitive to the venom, the entire body may react.’
- ‘She was hypersensitive to sounds while trying to concentrate.’
- ‘It should not be used in persons with an infection at the injection site or in persons known to be hypersensitive to any ingredient in the drug.’
- ‘Dizac is contraindicated in patients hypersensitive to soy protein or eggs.’
- ‘The response has an acute character as an immediate hypersensitive reaction to latex exposure.’
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