light-sensitive


adjective

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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Example sentences from the Web for light-sensitive

  • 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