Sensitize Definition

sĕnsĭ-tīz
sensitized, sensitizes, sensitizing
verb
sensitized, sensitizes, sensitizing
To make sensitive or susceptible.
Webster's New World
To make (a film or plate) sensitive to light, especially to light of a specific wavelength.
American Heritage
To make hypersensitive or reactive to an antigen, such as pollen, especially by a second or repeated exposure.
American Heritage Medicine
To become sensitive or hypersensitive.
American Heritage Medicine
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Origin of Sensitize

  • From sensitive +"Ž -ize.

    From Wiktionary

  • sensit(ive) –ize

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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