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Definition 1: someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead - [noun denoting person]

Samples where sensitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he consulted several mediums

Synonyms for sensitive in the sense of this definition

(sensitive is a kind of ...) a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception

Definition 2: responsive to physical stimuli - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sensitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
  • a sensitive voltmeter
  • sensitive skin
  • sensitive to light

(sensitive is similar to ...) readily affected by various agents

"a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock" "a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated"

(sensitive is similar to ...) reacting to a stimulus

"the skin of old persons is less reactive than that of younger persons"

(sensitive is similar to ...) caused by or in response to pain

"a nociceptive spinal reflex"

(sensitive is similar to ...) of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely

"almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"

(sensitive is similar to ...) sensitive to sexual stimulation

(sensitive is similar to ...) capable of responding to stimuli

(sensitive is similar to ...) sensitive to radiation

"radiosensitive cancer cells can be treated with radiotherapy"

(sensitive is similar to ...) abnormally sensitive to a stimulus

(sensitive is similar to ...) sensitive to visible light

"photographic film is light-sensitive"

(means also ...) (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of

"susceptible to colds" "susceptible of proof"

(means also ...) able to feel or perceive

"even amoeba are sensible creatures" "the more sensible parts of the skin"

(means also ...) readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion

"children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience"

(... are attributes of sensitive) the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences

"a galvanometer of extreme sensitivity" "the sensitiveness of Mimosa leaves does not depend on a change of growth"

Definition 3: being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sensitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sensitive to the local community and its needs

(sensitive is similar to ...) (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

"is alive to the moods of others"

(sensitive is similar to ...) quick to take offense

(sensitive is similar to ...) unduly sensitive or thin-skinned

(means also ...) readily reacting or replying to people or events or stimuli; showing emotion

"children are often the quickest and most responsive members of the audience"

(... are attributes of sensitive) sensitivity to emotional feelings (of self and others)

Definition 4: able to feel or perceive - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where sensitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • even amoeba are sensible creatures
  • the more sensible parts of the skin

Synonyms for sensitive in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) (sometimes followed by `of') having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization or perception

"was aware of his opponent's hostility" "became aware of her surroundings" "aware that he had exceeded the speed limit"

(means also ...) knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts

"remained conscious during the operation" "conscious of his faults" "became conscious that he was being followed"

(means also ...) responsive to physical stimuli

"a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch" "a sensitive voltmeter" "sensitive skin" "sensitive to light"

Definition 5: of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(sensitive is similar to ...) official classification of information or documents; withheld from general circulation

"thousands of classified documents have now been declassified"

Definition 6: hurting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sensitive or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tender spot on his jaw

Synonyms for sensitive in the sense of this definition

(sensitive is similar to ...) causing physical or psychological pain

"worked with painful slowness"

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