Definitions for sensitizeˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sen•si•tizeˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz(v.)-tized, -tiz•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to render sensitive.

  2. (v.i.)to become sensitized.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sensitize, sensitise, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilise(verb)

    make sensitive or aware

    "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"

  2. sensitize, sensitise(verb)

    cause to sense; make sensitive

    "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"

  3. sensitize, sensitise(verb)

    make sensitive to a drug or allergen

    "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"

  4. sensitize, sensitise(verb)

    make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion

    "sensitize the photographic film"


  1. sensitize(Verb)

    To become increasingly aware of, in a concerned or sensitive way.

    Ever since the burglary, we've been more sensitized to home security issues.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sensitize(verb)

    to render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate


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