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sensitize (v.)

1856, in photography; see sensitive + -ize. Of persons from 1880. Related: Sensitized; sensitizing.

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Definitions of sensitize from WordNet

sensitize (v.)
make sensitive or aware;
He was not sensitized to her emotional needs
Synonyms: sensitise / sensify / sensibilize / sensibilise
sensitize (v.)
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
Synonyms: sensitise
sensitize (v.)
make sensitive to a drug or allergen;
Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen
Synonyms: sensitise
sensitize (v.)
make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion;
sensitize the photographic film
Synonyms: sensitise
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