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English noun: sensitization

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


Synonymssensitisation


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)


Synonymssensitisation


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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