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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sensitize.
  • adj. Made sensitive, especially to some specific agent.

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

  • 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.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • 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.

    Fat and Blood An Essay on the Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria

  • "sensitized" - their bodies produce antibodies that are super-vigilant at attacking most available kidneys.

    Chicago Defender

  • You become "sensitized" to fructose as time goes by, and more sensitive to its toxic effects as well.

    Dr. Joseph Mercola: This Sweetener Is Far Worse Than High Fructose Corn Syrup

  • These tests can only show whether someone is "sensitized" to peanuts, meaning that their immune system has an abnormal response to the food.

    Should women skip peanuts during pregnancy?

  • I think the revelation of the recent "Breaking Home Ties" forgery recently kind of sensitized us to look out for anomalies.

    “Soda Jerk” Not the Post Cover

  • 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.

    Is Germany . . . ?

  • 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.

    Posthuman Blues

  • Only eight did, Bettman said, but referees still were "sensitized" to three types of obstruction penalties.

    League's future in Canada up to debate

  • It keeps for a long time uninjured, and is "sensitized" when wanted, as we shall see by-and-by.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863


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