• WordNet 3.6
    • v desensitize make insensitive "His military training desensitized him"
    • v desensitize cause not to be sensitive "The war desensitized many soldiers","The photographic plate was desensitized"
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  • Ralph Nader
    Ralph Nader
    “Today the large organization is lord and master, and most of its employees have been desensitized much as were the medieval peasants who never knew they were serfs.”


In literature:

Then the treatment will desensitize it sufficiently and I can work on it without hurting you at all.
"Cape Cod and All the Pilgrim Land, June 1922, Volume 6, Number 4" by Various
Two years of war had cumulatively desensitized them to thrills.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer

In news:

Some observers believe that today's media environment is desensitizing young people to the hurtful effects of their actions.
(April 12, 2012) Living in Humboldt County, it's easy to become desensitized to our beautiful surroundings.
Casinos are purposely designed to desensitize you to the fact that the liabilities and debts you incur must ultimately be satisfied with real money — money that may represent many hours of hard work and effort on your part.
9/11, Iraq and the Desensitization of the Victimized.
Writing Movement Desensitization and Reproduction.
Rec Room presents an evening of readings of works related to trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reproduction.
Does constant violence desensitize or bore teens.
Does Constant Violence Desensitize or Bore Teens.
The Acquaseal desensitizer permanently eliminates postoperative sensitivity from all of your restorative procedures.
This can result in alarm desensitization, which in turn can lead to missed alarms or delayed alarm response.
I knew little about them after being desensitized by negative commercials.
Perhaps the enormous cockroaches that notoriously inhabit Japan have desensitized the marketing whizzes at Toyota to the horror associated with insects .
I'm ashamed to admit it but after 10 years or so of war / action in the middle east I guess I have become desensitized to hearing about firefights or maybe I just stopped watching the news.
Gary Wilson is a physiology teacher and host of, a site that shows the deleterious effects heavy porn viewing has on your processor like OCD, ED, addiction, social anxiety, restlessness and desensitization to name a few.
Popular culture has become increasingly desensitized to one-dimensional portrayals of black youths.

In science:

Second, WFSC has the potential to desensitize a coronograph design to errors in manufacturing, modeling, and implementation. In many cases WFSC may relieve the requirements upon a system model to demonstrate absolutely accuracy in its predictions.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
PV quasielastic electron scattering is de–sensitized to the magnetic strangeness content for the reasons presented in detail in ref. .
Parity-Violating Electron Scattering from the Pion-Correlated Relativistic Fermi Gas
This term desensitizes the test and damps the ability to detect slow growth of the mean-square-displacement for time-series data of moderate length.
On the Implementation of the 0-1 Test for Chaos