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English definition of “sensitive”

sensitive

adjective (REACTING EASILY)    /ˈsen.sɪ.tɪv/ US  /-sə.t̬ɪv/
B2 easily influenced, changed, or damaged, especially by a physical activity or effect: Some people's teeth are highly sensitive to cold. sensitive skinReacting and responding B2 Sensitive equipment is able to record small changes: The patient's responses are recorded on a sensitive piece of equipment which gives extremely accurate readings.Machinery and machinesHousehold equipment and domestic chores sensitiveness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Sympathy and compassionEmpathy and sensitivitySympathy and compassionComplicated and difficult to doDifficult to understand
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