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Verb: desensitise  dee'sen-si,tIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: desensitize)
  1. Cause not to be sensitive
    "The war desensitised many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitised";
    - desensitize
     
  2. Make insensitive
    "His military training desensitised him";
    - desensitize

Derived forms: desensitising, desensitised, desensitises

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: sensitise [Brit]