sensitize (someone or something) to (something)

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sensitize (someone or something) to (something)

1. To make someone or something more sensitive or reactive to something. Part of cognitive behavioral therapy is sensitizing yourself to the things in life that trigger your anxiety, then taking active steps to confront or cope with them. The aim of this program is to sensitize our employees to dangers in the workplace that they may be overlooking.
2. To increase or intensify the effect something has on someone or something; to make someone or something hypersensitive to something. Living with such emotionally abusive parents sensitized her to aggression and the threat of violence from a very young age. Living in such a quiet, rural town really sensitized me to the maddening ubiquitous lights and sounds that you find in a city like New York.
3. To make someone or something more aware, understanding, or receptive of something. The experience sensitized me to the social injustices faced by many minority demographics. The aim of this program is to sensitize our employees to dangers in the workplace that they may be overlooking. He continually tried to sensitize the jury to the flawed evidence that had been collected by the state in order to undermine their case.
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sensitize someone to something

 
1. to make a person have an allergic reaction to something. Frequent exposure to the chemical sensitized Harry to it and made him get a rash. He became sensitized to pet dander.
2. to make someone more thoughtful and receptive to something. We want to sensitize you to the feelings of other people. He never became sensitized to the needs of others.
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No fewer than 246 head teachers, drawn from the various states in Nigeria, have been sensitized to have more knowledge on inculcating to students, morals, dangers, prevention and eradication of HIV/AIDs in the country as well as other associated cultural issues.
TRDP conducted awareness raising sessions with district health department and trader, retailers and millers when participants were sensitized to mix iron, folic acid and zinc in the flour wheat to provide nutrient filled food for children and women to overcome the malnutrition and stunted growth, said Mr.
ISLAMABAD -- As many as 58 government official spokespersons had been sensitized to deal with media in case of national emergency, focusing on their capacity building.
"While more studies are needed, the current work provides a potential new approach or target for preventing or treating heart disease in a subgroup of people who are sensitized to red meat," Ahmed Hasan, M.D., Ph.D., program director in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Atherothrombosis and Coronary Artery Disease Branch, said in a statement.
We had organized a drawing comptetion for school children on the cleanliness and hygiene, around 150 tourists were sensitized to keep our city clean and we are performing the campaigns & competitions at Schools as well as in the areas, sensitizing school kids and tourists across the catchment throughout the monsoon to ensure our city clean and green.
The maximum of patients sensitized to the date palm was found in the age group 30-49 years (16 patients) (p = 0.018).
A patient may be sensitized to an allergen, meaning specific IgE is produced, but not allergic, meaning clinical symptoms are not associated with the presence of specific IgE.
However, patients may be sensitized to other allergens as well, despite being asymptomatic.
Briefly, mice in treatment group were sensitized to OVA (grade v, Sigma) by intraperitoneal injection of 100 |ag of OVA in alum on d 0 and d 14, while mice in control group were sham-sensitized using saline, followed by intragastric feeding of 50 mg of OVA in sterile phosphate buffer saline (PBS, 0.1 mol/L, pH 7.4) on days 28, 30, 32, 34, 36 and 38.
Young men whose families had kept an indoor dog during their first year of life had about half the risk of becoming sensitized to dogs compared to those whose families did not keep a dog in the first year of life.
Our main objective was to develop an assay which could differentiate on a molecular level between cell lines which can be sensitized to radiation by addition of cetuximab.
Today, there are fewer than 408,000 cases worldwide of people suffering from leprosy (down from 763,000 in 2001), but we must not stand by idly; we must share in the suffering of lepers and their families, be sensitized to the problem, and support the missionaries who are working in this field.
In all cases, a higher percentage of children were sensitized to the allergens, compared with their parents.
The first results from those screenings reportedly show that 1.5 percent of the 200 inspectors examined have become sensitized to beryllium.
They also became sensitized to various chemicals and other environmental and food allergens.