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British Dictionary definitions for light-sensitive

light-sensitive

adjective
  1. physics (of a surface) having a photoelectric property, such as the ability to generate a current, change its electrical resistance, etc, when exposed to light
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Examples from the Web for light-sensitive

Historical Examples

  • I photograph the story in a liquid with light-sensitive chromates.

    Pygmalion's Spectacles

    Stanley Grauman Weinbaum

  • The sky was sharp with stars, though the sun was dim to his light-sensitive rind.

    Captives of the Flame

    Samuel R. Delany

  • A light-sensitive liquid (visual purple) and cellular and fibrous layers complete the retinal structure.

    Visual Illusions

    Matthew Luckiesh