Word Origin See more synonyms for sensitize on Thesaurus.com verb (used with object), sen·si·tized, sen·si·tiz·ing. to render sensitive. . Photography to render (a film or the like) sensitive to light or other forms of radiant energy. . Immunology to render sensitive to an antigenic substance. verb (used without object), sen·si·tized, sen·si·tiz·ing. to become sensitized.
, especially British sen·si·tise. Related forms sen·si·tiz·er, noun an·ti·sen·si·tiz·er, noun an·ti·sen·si·tiz·ing, adjective non·sen·si·tized, adjective non·sen·si·tiz·ing, adjective o·ver·sen·si·tize, verb, o·ver·sen·si·tized, o·ver·sen·si·tiz·ing. re·sen·si·tize, verb (used with object), re·sen·si·tized, re·sen·si·tiz·ing. un·sen·si·tize, verb (used with object), un·sen·si·tized, un·sen·si·tiz·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-sensitizing to make or become sensitive (tr) to render (an individual) sensitive to a drug, allergen, etc (tr) photog to make (a material) sensitive to light or to other actinic radiation, esp to light of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion often containing special chemicals, such as dyes Derived Forms sensitization or sensitisation, noun sensitizer or sensitiser, noun
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Word Origin and History for non-sensitizing sensitize v.
1856, in photography; see
sensitive + -ize. Of persons from 1880. Related: Sensitized; sensitizing.
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non-sensitizing in Medicine sensitize (sĕn ′sĭ-tīz′) To make hypersensitive or reactive to an antigen, such as pollen, especially by repeated exposure.
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