sensitize

Definitions of sensitize
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v make sensitive or aware

“He was not sensitized to her emotional needs”
Synonyms:
sensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitise
Antonyms:
desensitise, desensitize
make insensitive
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v cause to sense; make sensitive

“She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society”
“My tongue became sensitized to good wine”
Synonyms:
sensitise
Antonyms:
desensitise, desensitize
cause not to be sensitive
Types:
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photosensitise, photosensitize
make (an organism or substance) sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light
excite, stimulate, stir
stir feelings in
horripilate
cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps
work
provoke or excite
thrill
cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
quicken, whet
make keen or more acute
disgust, gross out, repel, revolt
fill with distaste

v make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion

sensitize the photographic film”
Synonyms:
sensitise
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

v make sensitive to a drug or allergen

“Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen”
Synonyms:
sensitise
Type of:
alter, change, modify
cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

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