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English noun: sensitization

1. sensitization (state) the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)


Broader (hypernym)predisposition, sensitivity

Narrower (hyponym)irritation

2. sensitization (process) (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)


Broader (hypernym)physical process, process

Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

3. sensitization (act) rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections

Synonymssensitisation, sensitising, sensitizing

Broader (hypernym)immunisation, immunization

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