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1. sensitize

verb. ['ˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz'] make sensitive or aware.

Synonyms

  • sensibilize
  • sensibilise
  • alter
  • modify
  • change
  • sensitise

Antonyms

  • depress
  • calm
  • stifle
  • gladden

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sensitive (English)
  • sensitif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

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Example sentences of the word sensitize


1. Verb, base form
Drugs.com reports that cumin may lower your blood sugar and sensitize your skin to light.

2. sensitize

verb. ['ˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz'] cause to sense; make sensitive.

Synonyms

  • feel
  • photosensitise
  • stimulate
  • photosensitize
  • stir
  • sense
  • sensitise

Antonyms

  • desensitize
  • calmness
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sensitive (English)
  • sensitif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

3. sensitize

verb. ['ˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz'] make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • sensitise

Antonyms

  • lose
  • deaden
  • sedate
  • de-energise

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sensitive (English)
  • sensitif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))

4. sensitize

verb. ['ˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz'] make sensitive to a drug or allergen.

Synonyms

  • modify
  • change
  • sensitise

Antonyms

  • dissuade
  • curse
  • bless
  • stand still

Etymology

  • -ize (English)
  • -isen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sensitive (English)
  • sensitif (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
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