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hyperaesthesia

/ ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθɛtɪk; ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə /

noun

  1. pathol increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, esp of the skin to cold, heat, pain, etc


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Derived Forms

  • hyperaesthetic, adjective

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Example Sentences

The reaction from the battle-field produced a condition of hyperaesthesia in which all the theatrical values were altered.

But no precautions were taken against hyperaesthesia further than enclosing the card in a second envelope.

It may be accounted a form of hyperaesthesia and no doubt has a nervous expression, but it is not the less psychic in its origin.

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