Medical Definition of sensitive
1: sensory 2 <sensitive nerves>
2a: receptive to sense impressionsb: 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: asa: easily hurt or damaged <sensitive skin>; especially : easily hurt emotionallyb: 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>
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