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synonyms for desensitize

  • deaden
  • anesthetize
  • benumb
  • numb
  • make inactive
  • make less sensitive
  • render insensible
See also synonyms for: desensitized
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How to use desensitize in a sentence

Paradoxically, capsaicin desensitizes one to pain, but only after it’s been removed.
SPICINESS ISN’T A TASTE, AND MORE BURNING FACTS ABOUT THE MYSTERIOUS SENSATIONELANA SPIVACKSEPTEMBER 24, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Our noses get desensitized to an odor they’ve been smelling for a while, which can be a problem if you’re out tasting wine, or if your job requires you to have a distinctly acute nose.
HOW TO ENHANCE YOUR SENSES OF SMELL AND TASTESANDRA GUTIERREZ G.SEPTEMBER 7, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Apply now to Date Lab He was excited about this opportunity because he feels “desensitized” by dating apps.
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WORDS RELATED TO DESENSITIZE

  • attenuate
  • benumb
  • cripple
  • dampen
  • deaden
  • debilitate
  • desensitize
  • disable
  • enfeeble
  • hebetate
  • numb
  • obtund
  • sap
  • soften
  • take the edge off
  • undermine
  • water down
  • weaken
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.