supersensitize

transitive verb
su·​per·​sensitize | \ "+ \

Definition of supersensitize

2a : to increase the sensitizing effect of (a dye) by using with another dye or compound so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their separate effects
b : to increase the speed of (an emulsion) by means of a chemical

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supersensitive + -ize

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“Supersensitize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersensitize. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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