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Definition 1: make sensitive or aware - [verb of change]

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

  • He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

Synonyms for sensitize in the sense of this definition

(sensitize is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion - [verb of change]

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

  • sensitize the photographic film

Synonyms for sensitize in the sense of this definition

(sensitize is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(sensitize belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 3: make sensitive to a drug or allergen - [verb of change]

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

  • Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen

Synonyms for sensitize in the sense of this definition

(sensitize is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 4: cause to sense; make sensitive - [verb of perception]

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

  • She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society
  • My tongue became sensitized to good wine

Synonyms for sensitize in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of sensitize ) make (an organism or substance) sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light

(... is a kind of sensitize ) stir feelings in

"stimulate my appetite" "excite the audience" "stir emotions"

(sensitize causes ...) perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles

"He felt the wind" "She felt an object brushing her arm" "He felt his flesh crawl" "She felt the heat when she got out of the car"

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