resensitize

verb
re·sen·si·tize | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz \
variants: or re-sensitize
resensitized or re-sensitized; resensitizing or re-sensitizing

Definition of resensitize 

transitive verb

: to make (someone or something) sensitive to something (such as a drug, allergen, or stimulus) again or anew The receptors may then be returned to the membrane in a process that resensitizes the cell to opioid binding. —Edward W. Boyer I can't really tell if the repeated images desensitize me or re-sensitize me to violence—probably both, one after the other, every time the pictures go by. —Geoff Nunberg

Other words from resensitize

resensitization \(ˌ)rē-ˌsen(t)-sə-tə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌsen(t)s-tə-ˈzā- \ noun plural resensitizations
resensitization of cell receptors resensitization to previous chemotherapy

First Known Use of resensitize

1860, in the meaning defined above

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