hypersensitive meaning, hypersensitive definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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1       adj   If you say that someone is hypersensitive, you mean that they get annoyed or offended very easily.  
oft ADJ to/about n   (=touchy)  
Student teachers were hypersensitive to any criticism of their performance.     
2       adj   Someone who is hypersensitive is extremely sensitive to certain drugs or chemicals.     (MEDICAL)   oft ADJ to n  
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