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American English: /ˌhaɪpərˈsɛnsədɪv/
British English: /hʌɪpəˈsɛnsɪtɪv/

Translation of hypersensitive in Spanish:


  • Example sentences
    • The necessity of avoiding irritating substances can force hypersensitive subjects to make numerous lifestyle changes.
    • The skin is extremely painful and hypersensitive, even to air movement.
    • This is a type of hypersensitive reaction triggered by exposure to an antigen (a substance which the body recognises as alien).
    Example sentences
    • The key to training these children is in understanding that they are hypersensitive and easily hurt.
    • I didn't mean to annoy anyone, but it occurs to me that, since I don't have advertising on this site, it doesn't really matter how many hypersensitive Americans I offend.
    • First, be aware that teenagers are hypersensitive about their changing body shapes and weight - so the less you focus on this, the better.

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