sensitive

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sen·si·tive

adj \ˈsen(t)-sət-iv, ˈsen(t)-stiv\

Definition of SENSITIVE

1
: sensory 2 <sensitive nerves>
2
a : receptive to sense impressions b : capable of being stimulated or excited by external agents (as light, gravity, or contact) <a photographic emulsion sensitive to red light> <sensitive protoplasm>
3
: highly responsive or susceptible: as a : easily hurt or damaged <sensitive skin>; especially : easily hurt emotionally b : excessively or abnormally susceptible : hypersensitive <sensitive to egg protein> c : capable of indicating minute differences <sensitive scales> d : readily affected or changed by various agents (as light or mechanical shock) <a sensitive colloid>
sen·si·tive·ness noun

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