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English definition of “sensitize”

sensitize

verb [T] (REACT EASILY) (UK usually sensitise)     /ˈsen.sɪ.taɪz/
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
(Definition of sensitize verb (REACT EASILY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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