Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

2017 Word of the Year

hypersensitize

[hahy-per-sen-si-tahyz] /ˌhaɪ pərˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz/
verb (used with object), hypersensitized, hypersensitizing.
1.
Photography. to treat (a film or emulsion) so as to increase its speed.
2.
Pathology. to strongly heighten a reaction upon reexposure to a particular antigen.
Also, especially British, hypersensitise.
Origin of hypersensitize
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; hypersensit(ive) + -ize
Related forms
hypersensitization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hypersensitization

hypersensitize

/ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to treat (a photographic emulsion), usually after manufacture and shortly before exposure, to increase its speed
Derived Forms
hypersensitization, hypersensitisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
hypersensitization in Medicine

hypersensitization hy·per·sen·si·ti·za·tion (hī'pər-sěn'sĭ-tĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The act of inducing hypersensitiveness.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for hypersensitization

Word Value for hypersensitization

0
36
Scrabble Words With Friends