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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sensitise.
- adj. Alternative spelling of sensitized.
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- adj. having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
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US embassy cables: Brown promised to be 'sensitised' to US concerns after mistakes over international conference
He added judges needed to be "sensitised" to human rights.
"sensitised" red blood corpuscles, (e. g., a mixture of crythrocyte solution and the appropriate hæmolysin -- two of the three essentials in the hæmolytic system, _vide_ page 326).
The thing is – the public are becoming de-sensitised to all of this.
When, newly sensitised, we look back up into the eyes of his sitters, we notice that they often diverge – so much so that the boy in the magnificent Portrait of a Young Man with a Book is routinely said to suffer from strabismus, a condition where one eye focuses normally while the other "wanders".
No doubt a background in biology has sensitised me to this kind of misinformation, but the information I have cited above is available to anyone with a few minutes to spare and access to a library or the internet, which is the least one might expect of broadsheet journalism.
The latter MAY help kids to be sensitised to the idea of other languages and cultures, but the efficacy of this in terms of real language learning is not attested to in any literature that I know of.
It's one thing that sensitised folk to the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade – finally abolished in Britain in 1807 and a hot issue at the Congress of Vienna 1814-15, which sorted out Napoleon's legacy.
But now I was sensitised to anything relating to mental illness and talked almost obsessively about it with anybody who mentioned it.
The lever in his arm he duplicates in wood and steel; the lenses in his eyes in glass; the visual impressions of his brain on chemically sensitised wood-pulp.
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