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  1. desensitize

    • IPA[dēˈsensəˌtīz]

    美式

    • v.
      make less sensitive;make (someone) less likely to feel shock or distress at scenes of cruelty, violence, or suffering by overexposure to such images
    • verb: desensitize, 3rd person present: desensitizes, gerund or present participle: desensitizing, past tense: desensitized, past participle: desensitized

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. make less sensitive creams to desensitize the skin at the site of the injection
    • make (someone) less likely to feel shock or distress at scenes of cruelty, violence, or suffering by overexposure to such images the media had desensitized him to the horror of violence
    • free (someone) from a phobia or neurosis by gradually exposing the person to the thing that is feared.