Definition of hypersensitive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈsensətɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərˈsensətɪv//
    hypersensitive (to something)
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  1. 1very easily offended He's hypersensitive to any kind of criticism.
  2. 2extremely physically sensitive to particular substances, medicines, light, etc. Her skin is hypersensitive.
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