verb (used with object), hy·per·sen·si·tized, hy·per·sen·si·tiz·ing.
Photography. to treat (a film or emulsion) so as to increase its speed.
Pathology. to strongly heighten a reaction upon reexposure to a particular antigen.
Also especially British, hy·per·sen·si·tise.
Origin of hypersensitize
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(tr) to treat (a photographic emulsion), usually after manufacture and shortly before exposure, to increase its speed
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The act of inducing hypersensitiveness.
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