noun see desensitize

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  • desensitization — n. the process of reducing or eliminating sensitivity. Syn: desensitisation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desensitization — /dee sen si teuh zay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of desensitizing. 2. Physiol., Med. the elimination or reduction of natural or acquired reactivity or sensitivity to an external stimulus, as an allergen. 3. Psychiatry. a behavior… …   Universalium

  • desensitization — 1. The reduction or abolition of allergic sensitivity or reactions to the specific antigen (allergen). SYN: antianaphylaxis. 2. The act of removing an emotional complex. SYN: hyposensitization. hete …   Medical dictionary

  • desensitization — desensibilizavimas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Medžiagos jautrio šviesai mažinimas. atitikmenys: angl. desensitization vok. Desensibilisierung, f rus. десенсибилизация, f pranc. désensibilisation, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • desensitization — desensibilizavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Medžiagos jautrio mažinimas. atitikmenys: angl. desensitization rus. десенсибилизация …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • desensitization — desensibilizavimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. desensitization vok. Desensibilisation, f; Desensibilisierung, f rus. десенсибилизация, f pranc. désensibilisation, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • desensitization — desensitize (also desensitise) ► VERB 1) make less sensitive. 2) make indifferent to cruelty or suffering. DERIVATIVES desensitization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • desensitization — (de sen si ti za shun) To make a sensitized or hypersensitive individual insensitive or nonreactive to a sensitizing agent …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • desensitization — In a general sense: see adaptation. Immunologically, the term is used to mean the administration of a graded series of doses of an antigen to which there is an immediate hypersensitivity response. The technique is used in the treatment of allergy …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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