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    sensitize

    sensitize - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sensitize

    Definition
    (verb) make sensitive or aware
    Example Sentence
    • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs
    Definition
    (verb) cause to sense; make sensitive
    Synonyms : sensitise
    Example Sentence
    • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
    • My tongue became sensitized to good wine
    Definition
    (verb) make sensitive to a drug or allergen
    Synonyms : sensitise
    Example Sentence
    • Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen
    Definition
    (verb) make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion
    Synonyms : sensitise
    Example Sentence
    • sensitize the photographic film
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