Sensitize meaning

sĕnsĭ-tīz
To make sensitive.
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To make (a film or plate) sensitive to light, especially to light of a specific wavelength.
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To make hypersensitive or reactive to an antigen, such as pollen, especially by a second or repeated exposure.
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To become sensitive or hypersensitive.
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To make sensitive or susceptible.
  • To make (a film or plate) sensitive to light, etc.
  • To make (an individual) sensitive or hypersensitive to an antigen.
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To make hypersensitive or reactive to an antigen, such as pollen, especially by a second or repeated exposure.
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To become sensitive or hypersensitive.
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To make increasingly aware of, in a concerned or sensitive way.

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

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Origin of sensitize

  • sensit(ive) –ize

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

  • From sensitive +"Ž -ize.

    From Wiktionary