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verb [transitive]     desensitize pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participledesensitizing
past tensedesensitized
past participledesensitized
  1. to make someone react less strongly to something such as violence or pain, often by making them experience it many times
    desensitize someone to something:

    Television desensitizes people to the horrors of war.


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