Definición de sensitive en inglés:

sensitive

Saltos de línea: sen¦si|tive
Pronunciación: /ˈsɛnsɪtɪv
 
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adjetivo

  • 1Quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences: the new method of protein detection was more sensitive than earlier ones spiders are sensitive to vibrations on their web
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    • Oberlander will also explain that people are highly sensitive to subliminal signals about personality, regardless of whether or not they know who a message has come from.
    • You've written that patients today are more sensitive to body signals; they're more likely to go to the doctor for something than they would have a few decades ago.
    • Well we found that females seem to be more sensitive to perceiving these signals of fear.
    Sinónimos
    responsive to, quick to respond to, sensitized to, reactive to, sentient of; aware of, conscious of, alive to; susceptible to, easily affected by, vulnerable to; attuned to, tuned in to
    rare susceptive of
  • 1.1Easily damaged, injured, or distressed by slight changes: the committee called for improved protection of wildlife in environmentally sensitive areas
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    • He said the vehicles ‘had a major visible impact with serious ramifications for Dartmoor National Park’, damaging sensitive areas of bog and heather.
    • Prefabrication of the building in a nearby factory minimized both construction waste and damage to the sensitive area by heavy equipment.
    • These creams and ointments vary in strength, and using the wrong strength in sensitive areas can damage the skin, especially in infants.
    Sinónimos
    delicate, easily damaged, fragile; tender, sore, painful, raw
  • 1.2(Of photographic materials) prepared so as to respond rapidly to the action of light.
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    • Orthochromatic films are not sensitive to red light at all, and may be developed under a red safelight.
    • The blue filter is measuring blue light in the visible spectrum, not the ultraviolet light to which platinum materials are sensitive.
    • Even the orthochromatic films were not sensitive to red light.
  • 1.3(Of a market) unstable and liable to quick changes of price because of outside influences: the Japanese were successfully entering many of the most sensitive markets
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    • This directly affects consumer spending, and especially sensitive markets such as house prices.
    • Some farmers and processors are saying we should not be afraid to test all cattle going to slaughter for BSE, or at least those going to sensitive markets such as Japan.
    • You can either copy as many times as you like, or not copy at all, and the record companies have been terrified of implementing the ‘copy protection on’ mode in sensitive markets.
  • 3Kept secret or with restrictions on disclosure to avoid endangering security: he was suspected of passing sensitive information to other countries
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    • As someone who was intimately involved in dealing with the most sensitive national security secrets out there, how big of a flap is this?
    • The Victorian Opposition has released details of what it claims is yet another breach of sensitive security information within the Victoria Police.
    • General statements that, for example, the information is sensitive security information, are inadequate to satisfy the government's burden.

sustantivo

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  • A person who is believed to respond to paranormal influences.
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    • Thus, the positive results demonstrated by the sensitives do not appear to have resulted from ubiquitous stereotypes regarding ghosts that caused witnesses and sensitives to respond to the locale in a concordant manner.
    • Merc believes that we sensitives should harness our powers to the good of the revolution.
    • The sensitives believed themselves capable of sensing ghosts, and that is what they attempted to do.

Derivativos

sensitively

adverbio
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  • This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does make for a script that needs to be dealt with sensitively in order to come off well onstage.
  • Both authors, who each win £1,000, tackled complex issues both sensitively and in an engaging manner.
  • The judge said he wanted the arrest handled as sensitively as possible, with the boy's parents present if they wished.

sensitiveness

sustantivo
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  • Thus, the Moon provides intuition and sensitiveness when positioned in a water sign, and the desire to internally experience the Sun's drive.
  • The world over, the public image of a company's brands is largely determined by its sensitiveness to environmental issues and this has successfully contributed to a marked decline in industrial pollution.
  • But many of their members have expressed discontent, and the society is showing signs of an increased sensitiveness to the issue.

Origen

late Middle English (in the sense 'sensory'): from Old French sensitif, -ive or medieval Latin sensitivus, formed irregularly from Latin sentire 'feel'. The current senses date from the early 19th century.

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