Definition of sensitization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (British English also -isation) noun
    BrE BrE//ˌsensətaɪˈzeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌsensətəˈzeɪʃn//
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  1. 1sensitization (to something) the process of making somebody/something more aware of something, especially a problem or something bad sensitization workshops and campaigns to educate the public on health issues
  2. 2(specialist) the fact of somebody/something becoming sensitive to physical or chemical changes, or to a particular substance the risk of allergic sensitization sensitization to something sensitization to common allergens