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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of sensitize.
- adj. Made sensitive, especially to some specific agent.
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- adj. having an allergy or peculiar or excessive susceptibility (especially to a specific factor)
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A different threat is what's called antibody-mediated rejection, where patients increasingly are "sensitized" - their bodies produce antibodies that are super-vigilant at attacking most available kidneys.
Neither am I always satisfied with the ophthalmologist's dictum that there is a defect so slight as to need no correction, being well aware, as I have elsewhere pointed out, that even minute ocular defects are competent mischief-makers when the brain becomes what I may permit myself, using the photographer's language, to call sensitized by disease.
"sensitized" - their bodies produce antibodies that are super-vigilant at attacking most available kidneys.
You become "sensitized" to fructose as time goes by, and more sensitive to its toxic effects as well.
These tests can only show whether someone is "sensitized" to peanuts, meaning that their immune system has an abnormal response to the food.
I think the revelation of the recent "Breaking Home Ties" forgery recently kind of sensitized us to look out for anomalies.
I may have been "sensitized" because of my knowledge and prejudice of German history, but I just can't ignore ´certain things, like when my father-in-law calls me the "Hausdame" out of earshot.
HOWEVER (note, as always, my "big however"), following the UFO discussions on PB has, shall we say, "sensitized" me to the possibility that there is also a physical side to this phenomenon and that these beings (whatever their origins, cryptoterrestrial or otherwise) may be real physical entities.
Only eight did, Bettman said, but referees still were "sensitized" to three types of obstruction penalties.
It keeps for a long time uninjured, and is "sensitized" when wanted, as we shall see by-and-by.
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