desensitize (someone or something) to (something)

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desensitize (someone or something) to (something)

To lessen the effect that something has on someone or something. People blame video games for desensitizing kids to violence. This special toothpaste should desensitize to your teeth to cold beverages.
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desensitize someone to something

to make someone less sensitive to something. The doctor wanted to desensitize the allergic child to pollen. I took injections to desensitize me to house dust.
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Overall, 30.4 percent of the 23 low-dose VWG OIT-treated participants were desensitized to an SCD of 7,443 mg of WP at year two; at eight to 10 weeks off therapy, 13 percent achieved sustained unresponsiveness.
Further, Helfstein points out that regulatory solutions "often take an inordinate amount of time." He also believes that consumers have largely become desensitized to data-privacy related issues.
"We have become desensitized to death, we have become desensitized to killing, we have become desensitized to empathy for our fellow man and it's coming at an extraordinary price and we have got to look at the root causes of this," Bevin told The Associated Press.
It addresses what Shiseido calls "a growing concern among women in their 30s that their skin is becoming increasingly desensitized to skincare." ReNeura Technology harnesses the combined power of science and nature to "activate the power of touch to awaken unresponsive skin and to boost the effectiveness of skincare products."
The findings by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford come on the heels of a recent study by the same team showing that people with multiple food allergies can be desensitized to several foods at once.
SAN FRANCISCO -- A small, retrospective study suggests that patients with aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease may be safely desensitized to aspirin in an office setting rather than in a hospital.
Food-exercise-induced anaphylaxis in a boy successfully desensitized to cow milk.
Without realism, patients are unlikely to feel afraid and therefore cannot become desensitized to their fear, Kushner said.
Without realism, the patient is unlikely to feel afraid, and so won't become desensitized to the situation.
Many horse owners have become desensitized to advertisements because of the sheer volume and similarity.
He discusses robotics and infertility advancements and raises many questions about how acceptable these techniques have become, pointing out how easily we have become desensitized to scientific change.
Moreover, "like other odors, after a while you become desensitized to fuel oil and stop smelling it," says Wally Helland, environmental health supervisor at the Grand Forks Public Health Department.
Consequently, the public is desensitized to the financial risk of long-term care, and few people purchase private insurance to cover it.
Once people accept the principle that the end justifies the means, they become desensitized to increasing levels of atrocity in pursuit of their interests.
Mills says that hogs apparently become desensitized to ractopamine when it is fed as a daily ration.