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Verb: desensitize  dee'sen-si,tIz
  1. Cause not to be sensitive
    "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized";
    - desensitise [Brit]
  2. Make insensitive
    "His military training desensitized him";
    - desensitise [Brit]

Derived forms: desensitizing, desensitizes, desensitized

Type of: alter, change, modify

Antonym: sensitize

Encyclopedia: Desensitize