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v. sen·si·tized, sen·si·tiz·ing, sen·si·tiz·es
1. To make sensitive: "Solitude had sensitized him to the roughness of other people" (Jeffrey Eugenides).
2. To make (a film or plate) sensitive to light, especially to light of a specific wavelength.
3. To make hypersensitive or reactive to an antigen, such as pollen, especially by a second or repeated exposure.
To become sensitive or hypersensitive.

sen′si·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
sen′si·tiz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sensitizing - rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
immunisation, immunization - the act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
Adj.1.sensitizing - making susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli
desensitising, desensitizing - making less susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli
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Bres with sensitizing copy size paper at 80 grams bond paper with a copy on light blue, printed on the front, with serial number (confirm when printing).
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The invention provides compositions and methods for selectively sensitizing G1 checkpoint impaired cancer cells to DNA-damaging agents and treatments.
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Following the diagnosis of allergy to latex, both patients avoided direct skin contact with latex, but they continued to work in the same respective environments, where powdered latex gloves and other potentially sensitizing chemicals were used.
Rather than sensitizing people to treat animals more humanely, PETA has succeeded in desensitizing people to their message.
The project's objectives include establishing a partnership with high school counsellors, sensitizing young people through workshops, and to develop materials including flyers and bookmarks for these workshops.
The modest dimensions let Pittman hunker down and almost suggested a sense of pictorial humility; such little pictures made one attentive, sensitizing and slowing one's response to the things that happen in them.