make indifferent
index alienate (estrange)

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  • Indifferent — In*dif fer*ent, a. [F. indiff[ e]rent, L. indifferens. See {In } not, and {Different}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no account;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indifferent tissue — Indifferent In*dif fer*ent, a. [F. indiff[ e]rent, L. indifferens. See {In } not, and {Different}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not making a difference; having no influence or preponderating weight; involving no preference, concern, or attention; of no… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Make It Better Later — Origin York, North Yorkshire, England Genres Pop punk, Dweeb Ska Years active 2005–2010 Labels Periphony Records Party House Media …   Wikipedia

  • alienate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. estrange, make hostile; turn off (inf.). See discord. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. estrange, turn away, set against, disaffect, distance, withdraw the affections of, antagonize, make unfriendly, come… …   English dictionary for students

  • alienate — alien·ate / ā lē ə ˌnāt/ vt at·ed, at·ing [Latin alienare, from alienus not one s own]: to give away or sell (property or a property right) to another will not sell, transfer, assign, hypothecate or otherwise alienate any of his voting shares… …   Law dictionary

  • blasé —    (blah ZAY) [French, from blaser: to make indifferent] Worldweary; bored or indifferent due to overindulgence in worldly pleasures; jaded; unimpressed …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • desensitize — desensitizer, n. /dee sen si tuyz /, v.t., desensitized, desensitizing. 1. to lessen the sensitiveness of. 2. to make indifferent, unaware, or the like, in feeling. 3. Photog. to make less sensitive or wholly insensitive to light, as the emulsion …   Universalium

  • desensitize — or desensitise verb 1》 make less sensitive. 2》 make indifferent to cruelty or suffering. Derivatives desensitization noun desensitizer noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • desensitize — de•sen•si•tize [[t]diˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz[/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing 1) to lessen the sensitiveness of 2) to make indifferent, unaware, or the like, in feeling 3) pht to make less sensitive or wholly insensitive to light, as the emulsion on a film •… …   From formal English to slang

  • desensitization — desensitize (also desensitise) ► VERB 1) make less sensitive. 2) make indifferent to cruelty or suffering. DERIVATIVES desensitization noun …   English terms dictionary

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