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  • v. Present participle of sensitise.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of sensitizing.

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

  • n. rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections
  • adj. making susceptible or sensitive to either physical or emotional stimuli


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  • We are sensitising disease surveillance in large hospitals to look for any child or adult displaying polio-like symptoms.

    China vaccinates 4.5m people in fight against polio

  • Meanwhile, apart from sensitising hundreds of thousands of people around the world to filesharing, the attacks on The Pirate Bay have also catapulted what was an obscure political party into the limelight.

    Cartel financial attack on Pirate Bay fails

  • The Programme Co-ordinator for 'Songtaba', Mr Kudjoe Enoch, said prior to the launch of the -network, his outfit had- undertaken awareness creation programmes in all six camps, sensitising them to the need to have a common voice.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • It added that the biggest problem facing the country, post-apartheid, was "sensitising black people to recognise that xenophobia is a projection of their own self-hate, a manifestation of years of colonial dehumanisation they and their forefathers suffered."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The South African Rugby Union (SARU), its provinces and sponsors have embarked on a anti-racism campaign aimed at sensitising supporters on the dangers of racism, SARU said on Thursday

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Through individualised or group activities, this multi-touch interface is designed to facilitate the development of social behaviour, autonomy and imagination by sensitising children to music, sound and creativity.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • If we all start asking for tap water in restaurants - as I've recently started doing - we will be able to make a direct, if small contribution to reducing the ridiculous environmental costs of bottled water, perhaps start sensitising retaurateurs to the implications of how they choose to run their businesses and, more profoundly, change attitudes to the unthinking privatisation of vital commons like water.

    Constant Dripping Wears Away the Stone

  • The challenge was sensitising the public about the implications of that for South Africa's security.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Sanef was a non-prescriptive forum with a sensitising role and it was up to members to act on the findings and take corrective action, he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "In 2001, government launched a modest campaign aimed at sensitising communities of certain regions about the harmful effects of FGM," Esther Ayuk, president of the Cameroon Young

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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