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hyperaesthesia

US hyperesthesia

/ (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə) /
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noun
pathol increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, esp of the skin to cold, heat, pain, etc
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Derived forms of hyperaesthesia

hyperaesthetic or US hyperesthetic (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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How to use hyperaesthesia in a sentence

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

    Heartbreak House|George Bernard Shaw
  • 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.

    Second Sight|Sepharial

Medical definitions for hyperaesthesia

hyperaesthesia
[ hī′pər-ĭs-thēzhə ]

n.
Variant ofhyperesthesia
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