verb (used with object), pho·to·sen·si·tized, pho·to·sen·si·tiz·ing.

to make (a material) photosensitive, as by the application of a photosensitive emulsion.

Also especially British, pho·to·sen·si·tise.

Origin of photosensitize

First recorded in 1920–25; photosensit(ive) + -ize
Related formspho·to·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for photosensitize




(tr) to make (an organism or substance) photosensitive
Derived Formsphotosensitization or photosensitisation, noun
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photosensitize in Medicine




To make an organism, cell, or substance photosensitive.
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