sensitize

Definitions of sensitize
  1. verb
    make sensitive or aware
    “He was not sensitized to her emotional needs”
    synonyms: sensibilise, sensibilize, sensify, sensitise
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    Antonyms:
    desensitise, desensitize
    make insensitive
    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    cause to sense; make sensitive
    “She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society”
    synonyms: sensitise
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    Antonyms:
    desensitise, desensitize
    cause not to be sensitive
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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
  3. verb
    make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion
    sensitize the photographic film”
    synonyms: sensitise
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  4. verb
    make sensitive to a drug or allergen
    “Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen”
    synonyms: sensitise
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
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