HyperDic: sensitization

English > 3 senses of the word sensitization:
NOUNstatesensitization, sensitisationthe state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)
processsensitization, sensitisation(psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
actsensitization, sensitizing, sensitising, sensitisationrendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
English > sensitization: 3 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being sensitive (as to an antigen).
Synonymsensitisation
Narrowerirritation(pathology) abnormal sensitivity to stimulation
Broadersensitivity, predispositionsusceptibility to a pathogen
Spanishsensibilización
Catalansensibilització
English > sensitization: 3 senses > noun 2, process
Meaning(psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations).
Synonymsensitisation
Categorypsychology, psychological scienceThe science of mental life
Broaderprocess, physical processA sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states
Verbssensitizemake sensitive or aware
English > sensitization: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningRendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections.
Synonymssensitizing, sensitising, sensitisation
Broaderimmunization, immunisationThe act of making immune (especially by inoculation)
Spanishsensibilización
Catalansensibilització
Verbssensitizemake sensitive to a drug or allergen

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