verb (used with object), de·sen·si·tized, de·sen·si·tiz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM desensitizede·sen·si·tiz·er, noun
Example sentences from the Web for desensitize
Experts also say the months-long pandemic created a weariness and potentially desensitized people to the serious of the threat, a psychological state often called “covid fatigue.”Maryland’s coronavirus numbers are going up. Here’s what you need to know.|Erin Cox|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
We’ve become desensitized to positive tests in sports with young and healthy athletes, but this is a grim reminder that the disease is so dangerous, no matter the age of the person it hits.Are Bad NFL Defenses Breaking Win Probability Models?|Sara Ziegler (firstname.lastname@example.org)|October 26, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Perhaps they were wary of each other, or too desensitized to connect on any level.For the Cleveland Kidnapping Victims, a Tragic Sisterhood|Christine Pelisek|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In the border region, “drug trafficking is such a normal activity that people are so desensitized to it,” he said.At Mexican Border, Four in Five Drug Busts Involve American Citizens|Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz, Tia Ghose|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But some do wonder if popular culture has desensitized people to the very real consequences of violence.
To me, these are just a bunch of pictures taken by desensitized soldiers screwing around.
How do we take people who are jaded, desensitized, and make them care about crime?
His impressions are transferred to the desensitized plate of Mr. Hennessy's mind, where they can do no harm.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War|Finley Peter Dunne
Her desensitized and asphalt palate thrills and throbs beneath the tricklings of Cordon Rouge.Europe After 8:15|H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright