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Meaning of SENSITIZE

Pronunciation:  'sensi`tIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make sensitive or aware; "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"
  2. [v]  make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion; "sensitize the photographic film"
  3. [v]  make sensitive to a drug or allergen; "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"
  4. [v]  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"

SENSITIZE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: sensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitise, sensitise
 Antonyms: desensitise, desensitise, desensitize, desensitize
 See Also: alter, change, excite, feel, photosensitise, photosensitize, sense, stimulate, stir



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sen"si*tize\, v. t. (Photog.)
To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on
by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or