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sensitization (psychology)

Definition:

the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations)

Class:

process noun (natural processes)

Related to:

sensitize

Plural:

sensitizations

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

sensitisation [British spelling]

Etymology:

sensitize + -ation.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

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Definition references

Wikipedia:

Sensitization

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... (38 of 1279 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sensitization

Sensitization (disambiguation)

an example of non-associative learning. Sensitization may also refer to: Sensitization (immunology), a concept in immunology | Sensitization effect, the creation of galvanic corrosion cells within the microstructure of an alloy | "Sensitized", a song... (33 of 96 words, 5 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sensitization (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

sensitization | sensitisation [British] | sensitize [British] | sensitise [British]

the process of making someone aware of something | [medicine] the process of rendering an individual sensitive to a drug, allergen, etc | ... (21 of 307 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sensitization

Oxford Dictionary:

sensitize | sensitise | sensitization [derived] | sensitizer [derived]

cause (someone or something) to respond to certain stimuli; make sensitive | make (photographic film) sensitive to light | make (an organism) ... (20 of 89 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sensitize

Random House Dictionary:

sensitization

the state or process of being sensitized. | [psychology] the process of becoming susceptible to a given stimulus that previously had no effect or ... (23 of 83 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sensitization

American Heritage Dictionary:

sensitize | sensitized [past tense] | sensitizing [present participle] | sensitizes [3rd-person singular present] | sensitization [noun, related] | sensitizer [noun, related]

To make sensitive | To make (a film or plate) sensitive to light, especially to light of a specific wavelength. | To make hypersensitive or reactive ... (24 of 78 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sensitize

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sensitize [transitive] | sensitized [past tense] | sensitizing [present participle] | sensitizes [3rd-person singular present] | sensitise [British spelling] | sensitization [noun, uncountable, related]

[often passive] to make someone notice or understand a situation or problem | to make film for photographs sensitive to light (20 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sensitize

New World Dictionary:

sensitize | sensitized [past tense] | sensitizing [present participle] | sensitization [noun, related] | sensitizer [noun, related]

to make sensitive or susceptible; specifically, | [photography] to make (a film or plate) sensitive to light, etc. | [immunology] to make (an ... (21 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sensitize

Merriam-Webster:

sensitization

the action or process of sensitizing | the quality or state of being sensitized (as to an antigen) (17 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sensitization

Wiktionary:

sensitization | sensitizations [plural] | sensitisation | sensitisations [plural]

The process of making something sensitive. (6 of 7 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sensitization

Cambridge Dictionary:

process [entry 1]

a series of actions that you take in order to achieve a result | a series of changes that happen naturally | a method of producing goods in a factory ... (28 of 131 words, 3 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/process 1

process [entry 2] | processing [noun, derived]

/ˈprəʊ.ses/ /ˈprɑː-/ to deal with documents in an official way | /ˈprəʊ.ses/ /ˈprɑː-/ If a computer processes information, it performs a particular ... (21 of 84 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/process 2

process [entry 3]

/prəˈses/ [formal] to walk slowly (5 of 20 words, 1 usage example)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/process 3

Columbia Encyclopedia:

procedure | action | pleadings | process | suit | summons | trial

in law, the rules that govern the obtaining of legal redress. This article deals only with civil procedure in Anglo-American law (for criminal ... (23 of 58 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0840198​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

process [entry 1] | processes [plural] | processed [past tense] | processing [present participle]

a series of actions directed toward a specific aim | a series of natural occurrences that produce change or development | the entire proceedings in a ... (24 of 308 words, 16 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736770​/definition​.html  [offline]

process [entry 2] | processed [past tense] | processing [present participle] | processes [3rd-person singular present]

to move forward in a procession (6 of 37 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861736769​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

sensitization | sensitizations [plural]

Origin: sensitize + -ation.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sensitization

sensitize | sensitized [past tense] | sensitizing [present participle] | sensitizes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: sensitive + -ize.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sensitize

-ation

Origin: the Latin suffix -ātiō, an alternative form of -tiō (from whence -tion).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-ation

Audio references

Macmillan American Dictionary:

sensitize [transitive] | sensitized [past tense] | sensitizing [present participle] | sensitizes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sensitization"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/sensitize

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sensitize [transitive] | sensitized [past tense] | sensitizing [present participle] | sensitizes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sensitization"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sensitize

the Free Dictionary:

sensitization

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sensitization"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sensitization"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sensitization

sensitisation

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sensitisation"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sensitisation"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/sensitisation

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sensitization

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sensitization"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sensit​03 word=sensitization

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