Hyperaesthetic
Hyperaesthesia Hy`per*[ae]s*the"si*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ype`r over + ? sense, perception.] (Med. & Physiol.) A state of exalted or morbidly increased sensibility of the body, or of a part of it. -- {Hy`per*[ae]s*thet"ic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • hyperaesthesia — [ˌhʌɪpəri:s θi:zɪə, ɛs θi: ] (US hyperesthesia) noun Medicine excessive physical sensitivity. Derivatives hyperaesthetic adjective Origin C19: from hyper + Gk aisthēsis sensation …   English new terms dictionary

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  • hyperesthetic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ adjective : of, relating to, or affected with hyperesthesia * * * hyperaesthēˈsic, hyperaesthetic or (N American) hyperesthetic / thetˈik/ adjective 1. Overaesthetic 2. Abnormally or morbidly sensitive • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperaesthesic — hyperaesthēˈsic, hyperaesthetic or (N American) hyperesthetic / thetˈik/ adjective 1. Overaesthetic 2. Abnormally or morbidly sensitive • • • Main Entry: ↑hyper …   Useful english dictionary

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