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sen·si·tize

 (sĕn′sĭ-tīz′)
v. sen·si·tized, sen·si·tiz·ing, sen·si·tiz·es
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To become sensitive or hypersensitive.


sen′si·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
sen′si·tiz′er n.

sensitize

(ˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz) or

sensitise

vb
1. to make or become sensitive
2. (Medicine) (tr) to render (an individual) sensitive to a drug, allergen, etc
3. (Photography) (tr) photog to make (a material) sensitive to light or to other actinic radiation, esp to light of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion often containing special chemicals, such as dyes
ˌsensitiˈzation, ˌsensitiˈsation n
ˈsensiˌtizer, ˈsensiˌtiser n

sen•si•tize

(ˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz)

v. -tized, -tiz•ing. v.t.
1. to render sensitive.
v.i.
2. to become sensitized.
[1855–60]
sen′si•tiz`er, n.

sensitize


Past participle: sensitized
Gerund: sensitizing

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sensitize - make sensitive or aware; "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
desensitise, desensitize - make insensitive; "His military training desensitized him"
2.sensitize - 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"
desensitise, desensitize - cause not to be sensitive; "The war desensitized many soldiers"; "The photographic plate was desensitized"
3.sensitize - make sensitive to a drug or allergen; "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
4.sensitize - make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion; "sensitize the photographic film"
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Translations

sensitize

[ˈsensɪtaɪz] VTsensibilizar

sensitize

[ˈsɛnsɪtaɪz] sensitise (British) vt
(= make sb aware) to sensitize sb to sth → sensibiliser qn à qch
It seems important to sensitize people to the fact that depression is more than the just the blues → Il semble important de sensibiliser les gens au fait que la dépression est plus qu'un coup de cafard.
to be sensitized to sth → être sensibilisé(e) à qch
to be sensitized [skin, nerves] → être sensibilisé(e)
to be sensitized to sth [+ light] → être sensibilisé(e) à qch; [+ touch] → être sensible à qch

sensitize

sensitize

vt sensibilizar; to become sensitized sensibilizarse
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