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English verb: sensitize

1. sensitize (change) make sensitive or aware


SamplesHe was not sensitized to her emotional needs.


Synonymssensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Antonymsdesensitise, desensitize

2. sensitize (perception) cause to sense; make sensitive


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


Synonymssensitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)excite, photosensitise, photosensitize, stimulate, stir


Causefeel, sense


Antonymsdesensitise, desensitize

3. sensitize (change) make sensitive to a drug or allergen


SamplesLong-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen.


Synonymssensitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

4. sensitize (change) make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion


SamplesSensitize the photographic film.


Synonymssensitise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categoryphotography, picture taking









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