HyperDic: sensitize

English > 4 senses of the word sensitize:
VERBchangesensitize, sensitise, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilisemake sensitive or aware
perceptionsensitize, sensitisecause to sense
changesensitize, sensitisemake sensitive to a drug or allergen
changesensitize, sensitisemake (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating / coating it with a photographic emulsion
sensitize > pronunciation
Soundsseh'nsahtay.z
Rhymesactualize ... womanize: 266 rhymes with ayz...
English > sensitize: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake sensitive or aware.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"He was not sensitized to her emotional needs"
Synonymssensitise, sensify, sensibilize, sensibilise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Oppositedesensitize, desensitisemake insensitive
Spanishconcienciar, sensibilizar
Catalansensibilitzar
Nounssensitization(psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
English > sensitize: 4 senses > verb 2, perception
MeaningCause to sense; make sensitive / sensitive.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Examples
  • "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"
  • "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"
Synonymsensitise
Cause tofeel, senseperceive by a physical sensation / sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles
Narrowerphotosensitize, photosensitisemake (an organism or substance) sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light
stimulate, excite, stirStir feelings in
Oppositedesensitize, desensitiseCause not to be sensitive
Spanishsensibilizar
Catalansensibilitzar
English > sensitize: 4 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningmake sensitive to a drug or allergen.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen"
Synonymsensitise
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Nounssensitizationrendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
sensitizer(chemistry) a substance other than a catalyst that facilitates the start of a catalytic reaction
English > sensitize: 4 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningmake (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating / coating it with a photographic emulsion.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"sensitize the photographic film"
Synonymsensitise
Categoryphotography, picture takingThe act of taking and printing photographs
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change

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