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Past participle: sensitised
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|Verb||1.||sensitise - 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"|
photosensitise, photosensitize - make (an organism or substance) sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light
excite, stir, stimulate - stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
|2.||sensitise - make sensitive to a drug or allergen; "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"|
|3.||sensitise - make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion; "sensitize the photographic film"|
|4.||sensitise - make sensitive or aware; "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"|