What does sensitize mean?

Definitions for sensitizeˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sensitize.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensitize in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sensitize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Thoughts or quotes are there to sensitize people for humanity and not to sensationalize issues for publicity.

  2. Mona Gupta:

    The only way to resolve the issue is to sensitize everyone: businesses, workers and consumers. It can be done.

  3. Adam Lach:

    Through these photographs, I will try to sensitize people and make them aware that they are often part of the problem, this project aims to show human arrogance and folly and to build in us humility.

  4. Mona Gupta:

    There is child labor not just because of a supply-pull factor, but also a demand-push factor, the only way to resolve the issue is to sensitize everyone: businesses, workers and consumers. It can be done.

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