un·​sen·​si·​tized ˌən-ˈsen(t)-sə-ˌtīzd How to pronounce unsensitized (audio)
: not made sensitive or hypersensitive : not sensitized
unsensitized patients

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The authors also dissected out both sensory and motor neurons from unsensitized animals and exposed these to the RNA. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 16 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unsensitized was in 1889

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“Unsensitized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsensitized. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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