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photosensitive

photosensitive

adjective pho·to·sen·si·tive \-ˈsen(t)-s(ə-)tiv\

: reacting to light by changing color, creating electricity, etc.

Full Definition of PHOTOSENSITIVE

1
:  sensitive to the action of radiant energy <photosensitive paper>
2
:  being or caused by an abnormal reaction to sunlight <photosensitive rashes>
pho·to·sen·si·tiv·i·ty \-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

Examples of PHOTOSENSITIVE

  1. paper with a photosensitive coating

First Known Use of PHOTOSENSITIVE

1886

photosensitive

adjective pho·to·sen·si·tive \ˌfōt-ō-ˈsen(t)-sət-iv, -ˈsen(t)-stiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHOTOSENSITIVE

1
:  sensitive or sensitized to the action of radiant energy <photosensitive paper>
2
:  being or caused by an abnormal reaction to sunlight <photosensitive rashes>
pho·to·sen·si·tiv·i·ty \-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun, plural pho·to·sen·si·tiv·i·ties

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