sensitise

sensitise
verb
1. cause to sense; make sensitive
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She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society

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My tongue became sensitized to good wine

Syn: ↑sensitize
Ant: ↑desensitise, ↑desensitize (for: ↑sensitize)
Hyponyms: ↑photosensitize, ↑photosensitise, ↑stimulate, ↑excite, ↑stir
Cause: ↑feel, ↑sense
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. make sensitive to a drug or allergen
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Long-term exposure to this medicine may sensitize you to the allergen

Syn: ↑sensitize
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitiser, ↑sensitisation, ↑sensitizer (for: ↑sensitize), ↑sensitization (for: ↑sensitize)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

3. make (a material) sensitive to light, often of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion
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sensitize the photographic film

Syn: ↑sensitize
Derivationally related forms: ↑sensitiser
Topics: ↑photography, ↑picture taking
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

4. make sensitive or aware
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He was not sensitized to her emotional needs

Syn: ↑sensitize, ↑sensify, ↑sensibilize, ↑sensibilise
Ant: ↑desensitize (for: ↑sensitize)
Derivationally related forms: ↑sense (for: ↑sensify), ↑sensitization (for: ↑sensitize)
Hypernyms: ↑change, ↑alter, ↑modify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody PP


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