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Word: sensitization

Definition: process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive


More Vocab Words

::: trickster - person who cheats people
::: endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
::: coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
::: truism - self-evident truth
::: metaphysical - pertaining to speculative philosophy; of metaphysics; N. metaphysics: branch of philosophy that examines the nature of reality
::: stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: topple - become unsteady and fall down
::: filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China