Definition of Sensitiser

1. Noun. (chemistry) a substance other than a catalyst that facilitates the start of a catalytic reaction.

Exact synonyms: Sensitizer
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Activator
Derivative terms: Sensitise, Sensitise, Sensitize



Definition of Sensitiser

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of sensitizer) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Sensitiser

1. Synonym: antibody. 2. A substance that causes dermatitis only after alteration (sensitization) of the skin by previous exposure to that substance. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensitiser

sensimilla
sensing
sensing element
sensings
sensism
sensisms
sensist
sensists
sensitisation
sensitisations
sensitise
sensitised
sensitised antigen
sensitised cell
sensitised culture
sensitiser (current term)
sensitisers
sensitises
sensitising
sensitive
sensitive fern
sensitive pea
sensitive plant
sensitive species
sensitively
sensitiveness
sensitivenesses
sensitives
sensitivities
sensitivity

Literary usage of Sensitiser

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1. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Since chlorophyll is an optical sensitiser and these act by formation of catalysts (Weigert, 1911, pp. 64-70), the possibility must not be disregarded that ..."

2. The Amateur Photographer (1885)
"Arch. a new sensitiser for dry-plates, for which he claims that it is cheap as well as good. He prepares two solutions ; the one a saturated solution of ..."

3. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1914)
"TRANSLATIONS AND ABSTRACTS BY EJ WALL, FRPS A NEW sensitiser- Dr. E. ... which had been known for years, a marked sensitiser for green, yellow and orange ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1895)
"... best optical sensitiser for collodion plates. Later Ducos de Hauron employed orthochromatic plates in his photochrome or three-colour printing process. ..."

5. Transactions of the International Electrical Congress, St. Louis, 1904 (1905)
"What the exact action of the sensitiser is, is not yet explained by chemistry. The commonly received opinion is that by reason of the ether impulse a part ..."

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