[ foh-tuh-sen-si-tahyz ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz /
verb (used with object), pho·to·sen·si·tized, pho·to·sen·si·tiz·ing.
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Also especially British, pho·to·sen·si·tise .
OTHER WORDS FROM photosensitizepho·to·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
Words nearby photosensitize
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British Dictionary definitions for photosensitize
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz) /
(tr) to make (an organism or substance) photosensitive
Derived forms of photosensitizephotosensitization or photosensitisation, noun
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Medical definitions for photosensitize
[ fō′tō-sĕn′sĭ-tīz′ ]
To make an organism, cell, or substance photosensitive.
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