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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.
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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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He asked the participants to help the election commission in sensitizing the people about the importance of vote.
He also stated that his office has begun sensitizing the members of the public especially those living downstream and those close to rivers to move to safer zones.
Iqbal Ahmed Dehto, Member, Curriculum Development of Sindh Police shared his experience that while police reforms do include citizens exchange within the dynamics of service delivery for making police stations gender-responsive involving women rights organizations, sensitizing civil society to gender concerns and involving institutional stakeholders becomes imperative to break through social and cultural barriers domesticating and shaming violence against women.
Furthermore, the initiative has been divided into three phases which the first phase including imparting theoretical knowledge regarding civic and ethics dispersed across different subjects aimed at sensitizing students on prevalent ethical issues, civic duties and their role in society helping students at elementary level to become responsible citizens.
The expected improvement of the overall photoelectrochemical performance in t-DSC [389] in comparison to the DSC configurations with single photoactive electrode is possible only when n- and p-type devices generate separately photocurrents and reach FFs with comparable values, the sensitizing agents of cathode and anode being complementary in terms of optical absorption (Figure 12).
The latter device has the capacity to harvest an increased segment of the solar spectrum when compared to a normal DSC provided that the dyes sensitizing the two different electrodes have complementary absorption spectra.
Zafar Ejaz said as a mode of prevention LHWs have also been activated in the areas sensitizing inhabitants about importance of consuming adequately boiled water.
The patrolling was aimed at educating and sensitizing road users about the importance of road safety, traffic laws and free flow of traffic during Muharram.
DX is a sensitizing dye for dye sensitized solar cells developed by a team including Hiroshi Segawa Professor of Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo, who is a key researchers in the Cabinet Office's Funding Program for World-Leading Innovative R&D on Science and Technology (FIRST), and is a next-generation sensitizing dye able to efficiently absorb and perform photoelectric conversion of near infrared light(*1) that could not be absorbed by ruthenium sensitizing dyes used in the past.