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hypersensitize

[ hahy-per-sen-si-tahyz ]
/ 藢ha瑟 p蓹r藞s蓻n s瑟藢ta瑟z /
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verb (used with object), hy路per路sen路si路tized, hy路per路sen路si路tiz路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.
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Also especially British, hy路per路sen路si路tise .

Origin of hypersensitize

First recorded in 1895鈥1900; hypersensit(ive) + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM hypersensitize

hy路per路sen路si路ti路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypersensitize

hypersensitize

hypersensitise

/ (藢ha瑟p蓹藞s蓻ns瑟藢ta瑟z) /

verb
(tr) to treat (a photographic emulsion), usually after manufacture and shortly before exposure, to increase its speed

Derived forms of hypersensitize

hypersensitization or hypersensitisation, noun
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