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English definition of “sensitize”

sensitize

verb [T] uk (UK usually sensitise)   /ˈsen.sɪ.taɪz/ us  

sensitize verb [T] (REACT EASILY)

to make someone sensitive to something: It seems very likely that air pollutants are sensitizing people so that they become allergic to pollen.Reacting and responding

sensitize verb [T] (MAKE AWARE)

to make someone familiar with something such as a problem or bad situation: The association aims to sensitize employers to the problems faced by left-handed people in the workplace.Announcing, informing and stating
(Definition of sensitize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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