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desensitizer

[dē′sen·sə‚tīz·ər]
(graphic arts)
A substance whose main ingredient is a gum and is used for rendering the nonimage portions of a lithographic plate nonreceptive to ink.
A chemical used in photography to decrease the color sensitivity of a photographic emulsion.
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Pushing more and more government money into financing long-term care services will only further desensitize the public to this risk, increase their appetite for taking advantage of the public programs, and reduce their sense of urgency to plan and insure for long-term care.
Capsaicin is thought to desensitize gastric nociceptive C fibers, which carry pain sensations to the central nervous system.
Another gun-control advocate, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, acknowledged in 1996 that the only real justification for such a move was "not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation.
Physicians have used venom from bees and some other insects to desensitize people to those stings, but such therapy for ant stings has depended on extracts of whole ant bodies and has been only partially effective, says Brown.
That's how long it takes for you to reap what you have sown when you brutalize and desensitize a 3-year-old.
And indeed, as the previous article documents, homosexual activists encourage widespread discussion of their chosen vice to help desensitize the public.