Antonyms of verb desensitize

2 senses of desensitize

Sense 1
desensitize, desensitise -- (cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized")
       Antonym of sensitize (Sense 2)
      => sensitize, sensitise -- (cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine")

Sense 2
desensitize, desensitise -- (make insensitive; "His military training desensitized him")
       Antonym of sensitize (Sense 1)
      => sensitize, sensitise, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilise -- (make sensitive or aware; "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb desensitize

2 senses of desensitize

Sense 1
desensitize, desensitise -- (cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 2
desensitize, desensitise -- (make insensitive; "His military training desensitized him")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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