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Definition of Sensitive


  1. Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.
  2. Having quick and acute sensibility, either to the action of external objects, or to impressions upon the mind and feelings; highly susceptible; easily and acutely affected.
  3. Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.
  4. Readily affected or changed by certain appropriate agents; as, silver chloride or bromide, when in contact with certain organic substances, is extremely sensitive to actinic rays.
  5. Serving to affect the sense; sensible.
  6. Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.
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Sensitive Translations

sensitive in Afrikaans is sensitief
sensitive in Dutch is gevoelig, ontvankelijk, receptief
sensitive in French is sensible, sensibiliser, susceptible
sensitive in Italian is sensibile, sensibile
sensitive in Spanish is puntuoso, sensible