sensitisation

sensitisation
noun
1. the state of being sensitive (as to an antigen)
Syn: ↑sensitization
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitise
Hypernyms: ↑sensitivity, ↑predisposition
Hyponyms: ↑irritation
2. (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)
Syn: ↑sensitization
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitize (for: ↑sensitization)
Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑physical process
3. rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitise, ↑sensitize (for: ↑sensitization)
Hypernyms: ↑immunization, ↑immunisation

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sensitizāˈtion or sensitisāˈtion noun
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Main Entry:sensitize

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