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English definition of “desensitize”

desensitize

verb [T] (UK usually desensitise)     /ˌdiːˈsen.sɪ.taɪz/
to cause someone to experience something, usually an emotion or a pain, less strongly than before: Seeing too much violence on television can desensitize people to it.Becoming and making less strong desensitization (UK usually desensitisation)     /diˌsen.sɪ.taɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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