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sensitize

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sensitizeverb
also Britishsensitise/ˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz/
sensitizessensitizedsensitizing
sensitize
verb
also British sensitise /ˈsɛnsəˌtaɪz/
sensitizessensitizedsensitizing
Learner's definition of SENSITIZE  
[+ object]
: to make (someone or something) sensitive or more sensitive: such as
: to make (someone) more aware of something — usually + to
   b  medical  : to cause (someone) to become sensitive to a substance and to react to it in a bad way — usually + to — usually used as (be) sensitized

— sensitization

also Britishsensitisation/ˌsɛnsətəˈzeɪʃən/British/ˌsɛnsəˌtaɪˈzeɪʃən/noun,[noncount]
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