desensitise

Definitions

Medical

  • verb to deaden a nerve and remove sensitivity
  • verb to treat someone suffering from an allergy by giving graduated injections of the substance to which he or she is allergic over a period of time until they become immune to it

Publishing

  • verb to wash an offset litho plate with chemicals to make sure the ink will not stick to the non-printing areas

Sports

  • verb to make something less sensitive to something such as pain, e.g. by stretching a muscle more over a period of time
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