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Once they’re comfortable there, the keepers begin desensitizing them to the poke, giving them treats while they tap them first with a popsicle stick, then a dull needle, and finally an injection.
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It is gratuitously violent, and these images have the potential to desensitize people to violence.
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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.
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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

  • anesthetize
  • benumb
  • blunt
  • chill
  • desensitize
  • dull
  • freeze
  • frost
  • immobilize
  • obtund
  • paralyze
  • stun
  • stupefy
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