Definition of Sensitise

1. Verb. Cause to sense; make sensitive. "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"

Exact synonyms: Sensitize
Causes: Feel, Sense
Specialized synonyms: Photosensitise, Photosensitize, Excite, Stimulate, Stir
Antonyms: Desensitise, Desensitize



2. Verb. Make sensitive to a drug or allergen. "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"
Exact synonyms: Sensitize
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Sensitisation, Sensitisation, Sensitiser, Sensitization, Sensitizer

3. Verb. Make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion. "Sensitize the photographic film"
Exact synonyms: Sensitize
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Sensitiser

4. Verb. Make sensitive or aware. "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"
Exact synonyms: Sensibilise, Sensibilize, Sensify, Sensitize
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Sense, Sense, Sensitization
Antonyms: Desensitize

Definition of Sensitise

1. Verb. (alternative spelling of sensitize) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sensitise

1. [v -TISED, -TISING, -TISES]

Medical Definition of Sensitise

1. To render sensitive; to induce acquired sensitivity, to immunise. See: sensitised antigen. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensitise

sensile
sensilla
sensillae
sensillum
sensimeter
sensimilla
sensing
sensing element
sensings
sensism
sensisms
sensist
sensists
sensitisation
sensitisations
sensitise (current term)
sensitised
sensitised antigen
sensitised cell
sensitised culture
sensitiser
sensitisers
sensitises
sensitising
sensitive
sensitive fern
sensitive pea
sensitive plant
sensitive species
sensitively

Literary usage of Sensitise

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cooley's Cyclopædia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the by Arnold James Cooley (1892)
"sensitise with 100 gr. silver nitrate dissolved in 1 oz. of boiling alcohol ... sensitise with 20 gr. of silver nitrate to each oz-, dissolved in a minimum ..."

2. Recent Advances in Physiology and Bio-chemistry by Leonard Hill (1908)
"The opsonins in the blood serum of one species may sensitise bacteria towards the leucocytes of a different species. Dead bacteria can absorb opsonins, for, ..."

3. The American Amateur Photographer (1898)
"Having decided how many quarter-sheets you propose to sensitise, ... Go on working in the same manner until you have immersed all you intend to sensitise. ..."

4. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1895)
"... union with silver bromide, forming a kind of lake ; and (3) it must show a strong absorption-band for the particular rays for which it is to sensitise. ..."

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