Definition of hypersensitive in English:



  • Abnormally or excessively sensitive, either psychologically or in physical response.

    • ‘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.’
    sensitive, oversensitive, hypersensitive, easily offended, thin-skinned
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