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Noun: sensitization  ,sen-si-tu'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,sen-si-tI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)
    - sensitisation [Brit]
  2. (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
    - sensitisation [Brit]
  3. Rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
    - sensitizing, sensitising [Brit], sensitisation [Brit]

Derived forms: sensitizations

Type of: immunisation [Brit], immunization, physical process, predisposition, process, sensitivity

Encyclopedia: Sensitization