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photosensitive

[foh-tuh-sen-si-tiv]
adjective
  1. sensitive to light or similar radiation.
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Origin of photosensitive

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  • Did quite well with the other drafting equipment, you know, especially the dimensional curve and the photosensitive ink.

    The Big Bounce

    Walter S. Tevis

  • It is only a metaphor to call reactions resulting from the presence of photosensitive substances adaptation.

  • The light causes chemical changes in the eyes (or the photosensitive elements of the skin).


British Dictionary definitions for photosensitive

photosensitive

adjective
  1. sensitive to electromagnetic radiation, esp lighta photosensitive photographic film
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Derived Formsphotosensitivity, noun
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photosensitive in Medicine

photosensitive

(fō′tō-sĕnsĭ-tĭv)
adj.
  1. Sensitive or responsive to light or other radiant energy.
  2. Abnormally sensitive or reactive to light.
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