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photosensitize

[foh-tuh-sen-si-tahyz]
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verb (used with object), pho·to·sen·si·tized, pho·to·sen·si·tiz·ing.
  1. to make (a material) photosensitive, as by the application of a photosensitive emulsion.
Also especially British, pho·to·sen·si·tise.

Origin of photosensitize

First recorded in 1920–25; photosensit(ive) + -ize
Related formspho·to·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for photosensitization

photosensitize

photosensitise

verb
  1. (tr) to make (an organism or substance) photosensitive
Derived Formsphotosensitization or photosensitisation, noun
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photosensitization in Medicine

photosensitization

(fō′tō-sĕn′sĭ-tĭ-zāshən)
n.
  1. The act or process of inducing photosensitivity.

photosensitize

(fō′tō-sĕnsĭ-tīz′)
v.
  1. To make an organism, cell, or substance photosensitive.
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