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
photosensitivityplay \ˌfō-tō-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈti-və-tē\ noun
Examples of photosensitive in a Sentence
paper with a photosensitive coating
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The prints were created by exposing the photosensitive media directly to the sun.
Takeda obtained soil samples from a number of locations around Fukushima and nearby prefectures and placed them on photosensitive film in a light-tight chamber for a month.
Instead, the information is being stored on a new medium called Piql, which, according to a press release, uses high-resolution photosensitive film to store data.
Formlabs’ recently released its second-gen printer, the Form 1+, a $3,300 aluminum-and-plastic pillar that prints hi-res models using photosensitive resins and laser beams.
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PHOTOSENSITIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of photosensitive for English Language Learners
: reacting to light by changing color, creating electricity, etc.
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
photosensitivity\-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\play noun plural
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