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A temporary loss of sensitivity to a stimulus, especially an odour or a taste, following exposure to a different stimulus, as when exposure to sodium chloride (table salt) reduces sensitivity to other salts, or exposure to sucrose (table sugar) reduces sensitivity to fructose and other sweet substances. See also adaptation (2).

Subjects: Psychology — Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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