verb (used with object), sen·si·tized, sen·si·tiz·ing.
verb (used without object), sen·si·tized, sen·si·tiz·ing.
Examples from the Web for sensitize
Use unglazed writing-paper, and sensitize a strip at the top a little larger than the picture to be printed on it.
To sensitize the plates I employ a bath of bichromate of potash of six per cent, and again dry them.
To sensitize, immerse the silk in a 20 grain solution of silver nitrate for about sixteen minutes.Photographic Amusements, Ninth Edition|Walter E. Woodbury and Frank R. Fraprie