the state or process of being sensitized.
Psychology. the process of becoming susceptible to a given stimulus that previously had no effect or significance.
a state or condition in which a previously encountered foreign substance triggers an immune reaction.
an immunologic state or condition that is evidenced by the acquired ability of a cell or individual to detect the presence of a foreign substance upon reexposure to the substance and to react immunologically.
- non·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
- re·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
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How to use sensitization in a sentence
Such tokenistic moves of printing a word on a form is super easy, what’s more difficult is inclusion, reform and sensitization.India activists use Independence Day to reiterate call for equality | Ankush Kumar | September 1, 2022 | Washington Blade
Joshi claimed that the manual is a “criminal conspiracy to traumatize students in the name of gender sensitization” and the NCPCR should take appropriate action against those who are responsible for it.Indian government withdraws teacher manual for transgender students | Mohit Kumar | December 9, 2021 | Washington Blade
With the continued sensitization, the expectation is that the courts, the government and NGO players will all contribute to a broad, national, culturing of LGBTQ rights in Botswana devoid of colonial residues.Botswana attorney general seeks to recriminalize homosexuality | Katlego K Kolanyane-Kesupile | October 18, 2021 | Washington Blade
Call the old tubercular diathesis a sensitization and you have made it the most modern of modern discoveries.The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
What if gout should prove to be a sensitization or anaphylaxis to uric acid that does not exist in the non-gouty?The Treatment of Hay Fever | George Frederick Laidlaw
In a great many cases the greater part of the discomfort is due to over-sensitization and over-attention.Health Through Will Power | James J. Walsh
Its subsequent injection at any point in the skin gives rise to a local expression of systematic sensitization.Handbook of Medical Entomology | William Albert Riley
Whether there is what may be termed a peculiar sensitization of milk following pasteurization, has not been definitely shown.Scurvy Past and Present | Alfred Fabian Hess