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 .
- hy·per·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypersensitize
(tr) to treat (a photographic emulsion), usually after manufacture and shortly before exposure, to increase its speed
- hypersensitization or hypersensitisation, noun
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