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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhypersensitivehy‧per‧sen‧si‧tive /ˌhaɪpəˈsensətɪv◂ $ -pər-/ adjective  1 FEEL HAPPY/FRIGHTENED/BORED ETCif someone is hypersensitive to a drug, substance etc, their body reacts very badly to it syn allergichypersensitive to I discovered I was hypersensitive to caffeine.2 UPSETvery easily offended or upsethypersensitive to She’s hypersensitive to any form of criticism.hypersensitivity /ˌhaɪpəsensəˈtɪvəti $ -pər-/ noun [uncountable]
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hypersensitiveThe positions of the six nerve-specific hypersensitive sites are summarised in figure 1.At this point we suspected that she was hypersensitive to dexamethasone and therefore withdrew the drug.They can be touchy and hypersensitive to rejection, and their social skills are, as yet, underdeveloped.Yet the peripheral zone is hypersensitive to sudden change.This is a boon for anyone who is hypersensitive to the latter solvents.hypersensitive toJen's doctors found that she was hypersensitive to smoke.
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