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

See also: predisposition, sensitivity

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

Antonym: desensitize, desensitizing

Encyclopedia: Sensitizing