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English verb: sensitise

1. sensitise (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.


Synonymssensitize


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


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


Causefeel, sense


Antonymsdesensitise, desensitize

2. sensitise (change) make sensitive to a drug or allergen


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


Synonymssensitize


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


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

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


SamplesSensitize the photographic film.


Synonymssensitize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Domain categoryphotography, picture taking

4. sensitise (change) make sensitive or aware


SamplesHe was not sensitized to her emotional needs.


Synonymssensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitize


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









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