sensitize

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verb sen·si·tize \ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\

Definition of sensitize

sensitized

sensitizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make sensitive or hypersensitive

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become sensitive

sensitizer

noun

Origin and Etymology of sensitize

sensitive + -ize


First Known Use: 1856


SENSITIZE Defined for English Language Learners

sensitize

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verb sen·si·tize \ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\

Definition of sensitize for English Language Learners

  • : 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


Medical Dictionary

sensitize

transitive verb sen·si·tize

Medical Definition of sensitize

sensitized

also British

sensitised

;

sensitizing

also British

sensitising

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

Variants of sensitize

also British

sensitise

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