photosensitize
transitive verb Date: circa 1923 to make sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light • photosensitizer noun

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  • photosensitize — (Amer.) fəʊtəʊ sensɪtaɪz v. make sensitive to light (also photosensitise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • photosensitize — [fōt΄ōsen′sə tīz΄] vt. photosensitized, photosensitizing to make photosensitive photosensitization n …   English World dictionary

  • photosensitize — photosensitization, n. /foh teuh sen si tuyz /, v.t., photosensitized, photosensitizing. to make (a material) photosensitive, as by the application of a photosensitive emulsion. Also, esp. Brit., photosensitise. [1920 25; PHOTOSENSIT(IVE) + IZE]… …   Universalium

  • photosensitize — verb to make something photosensitive …   Wiktionary

  • photosensitize — pho·to·sen·si·tize sen(t) sə .tīz also Brit pho·to·sen·si·tise vt, tized also Brit tised; tiz·ing also Brit tis·ing to make sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and esp. light pho·to·sen·si·tiz·er n * * * pho·to·sen·si·tize (fo″to… …   Medical dictionary

  • photosensitize — pho|to|sen|si|tize also photosensitise BrE [ˌfəutəuˈsensıtaız US ˌfoutəˈsen ] v [T] to make something photosensitive …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • photosensitize — also ise BrE verb (T) to make something photosensitive …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • photosensitize — pho·to·sensitize …   English syllables

  • photosensitize — pho•to•sen•si•tize [[t]ˌfoʊ təˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz[/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing pht to make (a material) photosensitive, as by application of a photosensitive emulsion • Etymology: 1920–25 pho to•sen si•ti•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • photosensitize — verb make (an organism or substance) sensitive to the influence of radiant energy and especially light • Syn: ↑photosensitise • Hypernyms: ↑sensitize, ↑sensitise • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Som …   Useful english dictionary

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