Definition of desensitization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːˌsensətaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːˌsensətəˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1desensitization (to something) the process or fact of becoming less aware of something, especially a problem or something bad, by becoming used to it viewers' desensitization to on-screen violence
  2. 2(specialist) the process of treating somebody/something so that they will stop being sensitive to physical or chemical changes, or to a particular substance allergy desensitization