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  1. extremely or excessively sensitive; hypersensitive: a supersensitive smoke detector.
  2. Electricity. of or relating to relays that operate on very small currents, below about 250 microamperes.
  3. hypersensitive(def 2).

Origin of supersensitive

First recorded in 1830–40; super- + sensitive
Related formssu·per·sen·si·tive·ness, nounsu·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for supersensitive

Historical Examples

  • But she was just then supersensitive on the subject, though I did not suspect it.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905


  • This affects my pride, though I dare say I am supersensitive.

    My Wonderful Visit

    Charlie Chaplin

  • He was supersensitive about seeing her and yet as a free agent (she thought him that) he had seen her.

    Nothing But the Truth

    Frederic S. Isham

  • It is simply that I have been foolish about it, supersensitive.

  • A hard and bare youth had made me supersensitive and suspicious and narrow.

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