hypersensitise

hypersensitize

[hahy-per-sen-si-tahyz]
verb (used with object), hypersensitized, hypersensitizing.
1.
Photography. to treat (a film or emulsion) so as to increase its speed.
2.
Pathology. to strongly heighten a reaction upon reexposure to a particular antigen.
Also, especially British, hypersensitise.


Origin:
1895–1900; hypersensit(ive) + -ize

hypersensitization, noun
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hypersensitize or hypersensitise (ˌhaɪpəˈsɛnsɪˌtaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to treat (a photographic emulsion), usually after manufacture and shortly before exposure, to increase its speed
 
hypersensitise or hypersensitise
 
vb
 
hypersensiti'zation or hypersensitise
 
n
 
hypersensiti'sation or hypersensitise
 
n

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