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desensitize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdesensitizede‧sen‧si‧tize (also desensitise British English) /diːˈsensətaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 USED TO/ACCUSTOMED TOto make someone react less strongly to something by making them become used to itdesensitize somebody to something 🔊 Does TV desensitize people to violence?desensitization /diːˌsensətaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -tə-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
desensitizeWe apparently have been desensitized and need to increase our awareness of the effects violent programming can have.Maybe he was desensitized by drugs.With this area desensitized, it is only a matter of time before the sensitivity of faith's communication is also numbed.The theory is that industrial alcohol can desensitize some one to all synthetic organic chemicals, because it is derived from oil.As a rule, therapists tend to become desensitized to the scene content as they progress.
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Verb table
desensitize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydesensitize
he, she, itdesensitizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydesensitized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave desensitized
he, she, ithas desensitized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad desensitized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill desensitize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have desensitized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam desensitizing
he, she, itis desensitizing
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you, we, theyare desensitizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas desensitizing
you, we, theywere desensitizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been desensitizing
he, she, ithas been desensitizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been desensitizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be desensitizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been desensitizing
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