- to render sensitive.
- Photography. to render (a film or the like) sensitive to light or other forms of radiant energy.
- Immunology. to render sensitive to an antigenic substance.
- to become sensitized.
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To sensitize the plates I employ a bath of bichromate of potash of six per cent, and again dry them.
Use unglazed writing-paper, and sensitize a strip at the top a little larger than the picture to be printed on it.
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
- to make or become sensitive
- (tr) to render (an individual) sensitive to a drug, allergen, etc
- (tr) photog to make (a material) sensitive to light or to other actinic radiation, esp to light of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion often containing special chemicals, such as dyes
- To make hypersensitive or reactive to an antigen, such as pollen, especially by repeated exposure.