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desensitize

  
, desensitise  
      vb   tr  
1    to render insensitive or less sensitive  
the patient was desensitized to the allergen, to desensitize photographic film     
2      (Psychol)   to decrease the abnormal fear in (a person) of a situation or object, by exposing him to it either in reality or in his imagination  
  desensitization, desensitisation      n  
  desensitizer, desensitiser      n  
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