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Adjective: sensitising  'sen-su,tI-zing
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: sensitizing)
  1. Making susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli
    - sensitizing
Noun: sensitising  'sen-su,tI-zing
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: sensitizing)
  1. Rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
    - sensitizing, sensitization, sensitisation [Brit]
Verb: sensitise  'sen-su,tIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: sensitize)
  1. Cause to sense; make sensitive
    "She sensitised me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitised to good wine";
    - sensitize
  2. Make sensitive to a drug or allergen
    "Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitise you to the allergen";
    - sensitize
  3. (photography) make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion
    "sensitise the photographic film";
    - sensitize
  4. Make sensitive or aware
    "He was not sensitised to her emotional needs";
    - sensitize, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilise [Brit]

See also: predisposition, sensitivity

Type of: alter, change, immunisation [Brit], immunization, modify

Antonym: desensitise [Brit]

Encyclopedia: Sensitising