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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Sensitive or responsive to light or other radiant energy.
  • adj. Medicine Abnormally sensitive or reactive to light.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having a reaction to, or able to be affected by, light

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sensitive to the action of light.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. sensitive to visible light

Etymologies

From photo + sensitive (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The concern is that about 1 in 4,000 people have something known as photosensitive epilepsy.

    CNN Transcript Jun 6, 2007

  • About 40 to 60 percent of all SLE patients are photosensitive, that is, UV light from the sun and other sources actually worsens their symptoms.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • Most SLE patients are photosensitive, that is, they are sensitive to the sun and other forms of light.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • The in-theater seizures, also known as photosensitive epilepsy, are thought to be a result of the bright flashing of red, black and white during the film's nerve-wracking scene.

    ABC News: Top Stories

  • Flashing lights can certainly cause seizures in certain people; it's called a photosensitive seizure and was the reason that one episode of Pokemon was never shown on television in the U.S.

    Polite Dissent

  • Epilepsy affects an estimated 50 million people worldwide, about 3 percent of whom are photosensitive, meaning flashing lights and colors can trigger seizures.

    Hackers Assault Epilepsy Patients via Computer

  • [The moving video version] can actually provoke a form of epilepsy called photosensitive epilepsy, which around 23,000 people in the U.K. have.

    CNN Transcript Jun 6, 2007

  • Those who are "photosensitive" could start convulsions just when the Kraken gets released.

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  • As with some sorghums and millets, soybeans are highly photosensitive to daylength, and varieties have a very narrow range of adaptation north and south of their origins.

    Chapter 12

  • In West Africa, the improved long-season photosensitive and the improved short-season non-sensitive varieties are sown at the rate of of 40,000-80,000/ha under good management; the dwarf photosensitive, long-season varieties are sown at rates of 100,000/ha or more.

    Chapter 8

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