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1. Highly or excessively sensitive.
2. Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen.

hy′per·sen′si·tive·ness, hy′per·sen′si·tiv′i·ty n.
hy′per·sen′si·tize′ (-tīz′) v.
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(hi?per-sen'si-tiv) [? + ?]
Excessively and abnormally susceptible to a stimulus (e.g., an antigen like pollen). Synonym: supersensitive
See: allergy; anaphylaxis; hay fever
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Q. ALLERGIES what are they,who gets them,are they caused by pollen and food?

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