supersensitive

[ soo-per-sen-si-tiv ]
/ ˌsu pərˈsɛn sɪ tɪv /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. supersede,
  2. supersedeas,
  3. supersedure,
  4. superseniority,
  5. supersensible,
  6. supersensitize,
  7. supersensory,
  8. supersensual,
  9. superserviceable,
  10. supersession

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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