Definition of Sensitize

1. Verb. Make sensitive or aware. "He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"

Exact synonyms: Sensibilise, Sensibilize, Sensify, Sensitise
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Sense, Sense, Sensitization
Antonyms: Desensitize



2. Verb. Cause to sense; make sensitive. "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"
Exact synonyms: Sensitise
Causes: Feel, Sense
Specialized synonyms: Photosensitise, Photosensitize, Excite, Stimulate, Stir
Antonyms: Desensitise, Desensitize

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

4. 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: Sensitise
Category relationships: Photography, Picture Taking
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Sensitiser

Definition of Sensitize

1. v. t. To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate.

Definition of Sensitize

1. Verb. To become increasingly aware of, in a concerned or sensitive way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sensitize

1. [v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES]

Medical Definition of Sensitize

1. To render sensitive, or susceptible of being easily acted on by the actinic rays of the sun; as, sensitized paper or plate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Sensitize

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1. Photographic Mosaics by Edward L Wilson, M Carey Lea (1870)
"... the bare portions of glass, as the acid collodion was in clearing the obscured plate.—Manual of Photographic Manipulation. HOW TO sensitize THE PAPER. ..."

2. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1906)
"To sensitize. — Pour enough of the sensitizer into a tray of suitable size to ... If it has a tendency to curl, sensitize it face down, but it is better to ..."

3. Epidemiology and public health: a text and reference book for physicians by Victor Clarence Vaughan (1922)
"Bacteria, being protein bodies, may be inhaled, escape digestion on the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory passages, be absorbed, and sensitize the ..."

4. The Scientific American Cyclopedia of Formulas: Partly Based Upon the 28th by Albert Allis Hopkins (1910)
"For rich tones, sensitize twice, drying between, and hanging by opposite ends for the ... Float the paper, dry, and sensitize with silver nitrate, 100 gr.; ..."

5. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1896)
"To sensitize the plate for green and yellow, eosine (yellowish) is the most ... To sensitize the collodion, 5 per cent, of this dye solution should be added ..."

6. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1904)
"To sensitize, plates that yield an image perfectly free from fog and of medium ... This bath will sensitize only two 5 by 7 plates, the sensitiveness of a ..."

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