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sensitize

verb sen·si·tize \ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\

: to make (someone) more aware of something

medical : to cause (someone) to become sensitive to a substance and to react to it in a bad way

sen·si·tizedsen·si·tiz·ing

Full Definition of SENSITIZE

transitive verb
:  to make sensitive or hypersensitive
intransitive verb
:  to become sensitive
sen·si·tiz·er noun

Origin of SENSITIZE

sensitive + -ize
First Known Use: 1856

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Medical Dictionary

sensitize

transitive verb sen·si·tize
sen·si·tized also British sen·si·tisedsen·si·tiz·ing also British sen·si·tis·ing

Medical Definition of SENSITIZE

:  to make sensitive or hypersensitive <the patient was sensitized to the drug>

Variants of SENSITIZE

sen·si·tize also British sen·si·tise \ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\

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