sensitize

verb sen·si·tize \ ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of sensitize

sensitized; sensitizing
transitive verb
: to make sensitive or hypersensitive
intransitive verb
: to become sensitive

sensitizer

noun

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Origin and Etymology of sensitize

sensitive + -ize


SENSITIZE Defined for English Language Learners

sensitize

verb

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
variants: also British sensitise play \ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīz\

medical Definition of sensitize

sensitized also British sensitised; sensitizing also British sensitising
: to make sensitive or hypersensitive
  • the patient was sensitized to the drug


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