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sensitize

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sensitizesen‧si‧tize (also sensitise British English) /ˈsensətaɪz/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 UNDERSTANDto give someone some experience or knowledge of a particular problem or situation so that they can notice it and understand it easilysensitize somebody to something 🔊 Volunteers need to be sensitized to the cultural differences they will meet in African countries.2 if someone is sensitized to a particular substance, their body has begun to have a bad reaction whenever they touch it, breathe it etcbe sensitized to something 🔊 Many hospital workers have become sensitized to the latex in gloves. Grammar Sensitize is usually passive in this meaning.3 technicalT to treat a material or a piece of equipment so that it will react to physical or chemical changes 🔊 sensitized photographic papersensitization /ˌsensətaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -tə-/ noun [uncountable]
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sensitizeA descriptive sociology requires a sensitizing of oneself to the social phenomena described whatever may be their nature or conceptual complexity.Therefore the function of an affirmative sociology would be to sensitize people to the social order.What helped us was the mobilization of the families, the relatives, to sensitize public opinion and the media.First, the build up of calcium may serve to sensitize the receptor as discussed earlier.They had been sensitized to exclusion as they were growing up.As a result, more people became sensitized to latex and developed allergic reactions.The symptoms and signs described above are those seen in some one who is sensitized to the fungus.sensitize somebody to somethingThe public is being sensitized to the level of handgun violence.be sensitized to somethingThe symptoms and signs described above are those seen in some one who is sensitized to the fungus.
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Verb table
sensitize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysensitize
he, she, itsensitizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysensitized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sensitized
he, she, ithas sensitized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sensitized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sensitize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sensitized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sensitizing
he, she, itis sensitizing
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you, we, theyare sensitizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas sensitizing
you, we, theywere sensitizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sensitizing
he, she, ithas been sensitizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sensitizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sensitizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sensitizing
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