- 1sensitize somebody/something (to something) to make someone or something more aware of something, especially a problem or something bad People are becoming more sensitized to the dangers threatening the environment.
- 2sensitize somebody/something (to something) (technology) to make someone or something sensitive to physical or chemical changes, or to a particular substance Anxious people can become acutely sensitized to their bodies, noticing and focussing on minor bodily changes.
NAmE//ˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sensitize
he / she / it sensitizes
past simple sensitized
-ing form sensitizing
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