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Meaning of "sensitize" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SENSITIZE

sensitize  [ˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SENSITIZE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sensitize is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sensitize in English.

WHAT DOES SENSITIZE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sensitization

Sensitization is a non-associative learning process in which repeated administrations of a stimulus results in the progressive amplification of a response. Sensitization often is characterized by an enhancement of response to a whole class of stimuli in addition to the one that is repeated. For example, repetition of a painful stimulus may make one more responsive to a loud noise.

Definition of sensitize in the English dictionary

The first definition of sensitize in the dictionary is to make or become sensitive. Other definition of sensitize is to render sensitive to a drug, allergen, etc. Sensitize is also to make sensitive to light or to other actinic radiation, esp to light of a particular colour, by coating it with a photographic emulsion often containing special chemicals, such as dyes.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SENSITIZE

PRESENT

Present
I sensitize
you sensitize
he/she/it sensitizes
we sensitize
you sensitize
they sensitize
Present continuous
I am sensitizing
you are sensitizing
he/she/it is sensitizing
we are sensitizing
you are sensitizing
they are sensitizing
Present perfect
I have sensitized
you have sensitized
he/she/it has sensitized
we have sensitized
you have sensitized
they have sensitized
Present perfect continuous
I have been sensitizing
you have been sensitizing
he/she/it has been sensitizing
we have been sensitizing
you have been sensitizing
they have been sensitizing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sensitized
you sensitized
he/she/it sensitized
we sensitized
you sensitized
they sensitized
Past continuous
I was sensitizing
you were sensitizing
he/she/it was sensitizing
we were sensitizing
you were sensitizing
they were sensitizing
Past perfect
I had sensitized
you had sensitized
he/she/it had sensitized
we had sensitized
you had sensitized
they had sensitized
Past perfect continuous
I had been sensitizing
you had been sensitizing
he/she/it had been sensitizing
we had been sensitizing
you had been sensitizing
they had been sensitizing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sensitize
you will sensitize
he/she/it will sensitize
we will sensitize
you will sensitize
they will sensitize
Future continuous
I will be sensitizing
you will be sensitizing
he/she/it will be sensitizing
we will be sensitizing
you will be sensitizing
they will be sensitizing
Future perfect
I will have sensitized
you will have sensitized
he/she/it will have sensitized
we will have sensitized
you will have sensitized
they will have sensitized
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sensitizing
you will have been sensitizing
he/she/it will have been sensitizing
we will have been sensitizing
you will have been sensitizing
they will have been sensitizing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sensitize
you would sensitize
he/she/it would sensitize
we would sensitize
you would sensitize
they would sensitize
Conditional continuous
I would be sensitizing
you would be sensitizing
he/she/it would be sensitizing
we would be sensitizing
you would be sensitizing
they would be sensitizing
Conditional perfect
I would have sensitize
you would have sensitize
he/she/it would have sensitize
we would have sensitize
you would have sensitize
they would have sensitize
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sensitizing
you would have been sensitizing
he/she/it would have been sensitizing
we would have been sensitizing
you would have been sensitizing
they would have been sensitizing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sensitize
we let´s sensitize
you sensitize
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sensitize
Past participle
sensitized
Present Participle
sensitizing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SENSITIZE


desensitise
diːˈsensɪˌtaɪz
desensitize
diːˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
digitize
ˈdɪdʒɪˌtaɪz
hypersensitise
ˌhaɪpəˈsensɪˌtaɪz
hypersensitize
ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
hyposensitise
ˌhaɪpəʊˈsensɪˌtaɪz
hyposensitize
ˌhaɪpəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
monetize
ˈmʌnɪˌtaɪz
parasitise
ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz
parasitize
ˈpærəsɪˌtaɪz
phagocytise
ˈfæɡəsɪˌtaɪz
phagocytize
ˈfæɡəsɪˌtaɪz
photosensitise
ˌfəʊtəʊˈsensɪˌtaɪz
photosensitize
ˌfəʊtəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
prioritize
praɪˈɒrɪˌtaɪz
radiosensitise
ˌreɪdɪəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
radiosensitize
ˌraɪdɪəʊˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
resensitise
riːˈsensɪˌtaɪz
resensitize
riːˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz
sensitise
ˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SENSITIZE

sensibly
sensile
sensilla
sensillum
sensism
sensist
sensitisation
sensitise
sensitiser
sensitive
sensitive plant
sensitively
sensitiveness
sensitivities
sensitivity
sensitization
sensitizer
sensitometer
sensitometric
sensitometry

WORDS THAT END LIKE SENSITIZE

acclimatize
advertize
albitize
commoditize
definitize
dolomitize
expertize
granitize
graphitize
hypnotize
mylonitize
propylitize
pyritize
sanitize
securitize
sorbitize
subitize
systematize
unitize
uralitize

Synonyms and antonyms of sensitize in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sensitize» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SENSITIZE

Find out the translation of sensitize to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sensitize from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sensitize» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sensibilizar
570 millions of speakers

English

sensitize
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संवेदनशील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توعية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

внимания
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sensibilizar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আলোকে প্রতিক্রিয়াশীল করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sensibiliser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyihatkan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sensibilisieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

感作
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

민감
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sensitize
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm cho dể cam
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संवेदनशीलता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

duyarlaştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sensibilizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uwrażliwienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

уваги
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sensibiliza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ευαισθητοποιήσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sensitief
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

medvetande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sensitise
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sensitize

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SENSITIZE»

The term «sensitize» is regularly used and occupies the 84.422 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SENSITIZE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sensitize

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SENSITIZE»

Discover the use of sensitize in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sensitize and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Translating Mechanisms of Orofacial Neurological Disorder
2), and inflammatory irritants that act upon these receptors or ion channels, can excite or sensitize the afferent endings. Excitatory changes resulting from neural and non-neural processes in the ganglion can also occur in the afferent's ...
Masayuki Kobayashi, 2011
2
Testing Static Random Access Memories: Defects, Fault Models ...
IPF: Single- (i.e., one-)port faults IPFl: IPF involving a single cell IPF2: IPFs involving two cells IPF2s: IPF2 where the state of the aggressor cell sensitize a fault in the victim cell IPF2„: IPF2 where an operation applied to the aggressor cell ...
Said Hamdioui, 2004
3
Pharmacology: Prep Manual for Undergraduates
Sensitizes the heart to catecholamines and may cause cardiac arrhythmias Does not sensitize the heart to catecholamines; arrhythmias are rare May rarely sensitize the heart to catecholamines May rarely sensitize the heart to catecholamines ...
Shanbhag, 2008
4
Critical Care Nursing: Synergy for Optimal Outcomes
Like enflurane, halothane is associated with a low incidence of PONV. It does sensitize the heart to the effects of catecholamines. Halothane also causes myocardial depression and peripheral vasodilation (Drain, 2003). Isoflurane is another ...
Roberta Kaplow, 2007
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Issues in Cancer Epidemiology and Research: 2011 Edition
Current study results from the report, 'Small molecule XIAP inhibitors sensitize childhood acute leukemia cells for CD95-induced apoptosis,' have been published. “Escape of apoptosis may contribute to treatment failure in childhood acute ...
‎2012
6
The 28 Laws of Attraction: Stop Chasing Success and Let It ...
SENSITIZE. YOURSELF. The More You Feel, the More You'll Notice and Respond to the Many Opportunities in the Present The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware. —H ENRY  ...
Thomas J. Leonard, 2007
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ADVANCES IN CANCER RESEARCH
A transformed focus in a newborn animal may be established before development of immunocompetence. If the transformed focus reaches a certain critical size, it may sensitize the host without being rejected. However, this mechanism is ...
George Klein, 1972
8
International Marketing
... and you decide to use it. During introductions, you want to break the ice by asking “Wie geht's?” and insisting that everyone call you by your first name. Speculate as to the reaction. 3. What can a company do to culture-sensitize its staff?
Michael Czinkota, Ilkka Ronkainen, 2006
9
Fundamentals and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics
These and other mediators activate nociceptors or further sensitize those nociceptors which are already responding to stimuli — inducing increased activity. Specifically, bradykinin, serotonin, excitatory amino acids, and hydrogen ions are all ...
William S. Marras, Waldemar Karwowski, 2006
10
Gastrointestinal Inflammation and Disturbed Gut Function: ...
Similarly, high-threshold mechanoreceptors that innervate the gut sensitize in the presence of experimental inflammation. Unexpectedly, and different from the somatic realm, low-threshold mechanoreceptors that innervate the viscera also ...
G. Holtmann, Nicholas Joseph Talley, N.J. Talley, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SENSITIZE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sensitize is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Docu film to sensitize students aginst crime
"Since it is not possible for us to visit each and every college to sensitize students, we would circulate a CD of the documentary," commissioner of police R P ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
2
Environment ministry to help promote urban greenery, sensitize
'Unspent funds of Rs.250 crore had got accumulated over the last five years and today the Council has allocated Rs.162 crore for various programmes like ... «Livemint, Jul 15»
3
Alcohol Sensitizes Brain to Food Aroma
Alcohol exposure appears to sensitize the brain's response to food aromas, thereby increasing one's consumption of food, according to a new study that ... «PsychCentral.com, Jul 15»
4
South Sudan to Sensitize Citizens Before Joining EAC
Arusha — South Sudan, the newest but troubled African State which had also applied to join the Arusha-pivoted, East African Community has announced that, ... «AllAfrica.com, Jun 15»
5
Gene Mutations Sensitize Tumors to Specific Cancer Drugs, Study …
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Mutations in ARID1a, which are common in many cancer types, disrupt DNA damage repair in cancer cells, allowing the cancer to progress, ... «Tasnim News Agency, Jun 15»
6
Certain ARID1a mutations sensitize some tumors to PARP inhibitor …
Mutations in ARID1a, which are common in many cancer types, disrupt DNA damage repair in cancer cells, allowing the cancer to progress. This gene may also ... «News-Medical.net, Jun 15»
7
Public Release: 11-Jun-2015 MD Anderson study finds gene …
... ARID1a (AT-rich interactive domain-containing protein 1a), a gene recently implicated in cancer progression, sensitize some tumors to PARP inhibitor drugs, ... «EurekAlert, Jun 15»
8
Police chief to meet auto drivers to sensitize them
Police officials said the autorickshaw drivers will be sensitized on the dos and dont's while providing services to the pilgrims. Senior officials of the Nashik ... «Times of India, May 15»
9
Sensitize the students towards society” - Prof. R. S. S. Mani
Prof. R. S. S. Mani, Vice President – Institutional Development, ITM – Group of Institutions, Navi Mumbai, tells Shraddha Kamdar how students can develop in ... «Free Press Journal, May 15»
10
Media exposure to prior tragedies may sensitize people to new …
Police set up barriers at Copley Square just moments after the Boston Marathon bombing. A new research article using data from Boston and New York City ... «Phys.Org, May 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sensitize [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sensitize>. Jan 2020 ».
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