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sensitive British & World English

Quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences

sensitive English Thesaurus

as people get older, their bodies often grow less sensitive to changes in external temperature

case-sensitive British & World English

(Of a computer program or function) differentiating between capital and lower-case letters

light-sensitive British & World English

(Of a surface or substance) changing physically or chemically when exposed to light

price-sensitive British & World English

Denoting a product whose sales are greatly influenced by its price

sensitive plant British & World English

A tropical American plant of the pea family, whose leaflets fold together and leaves bend down when touched. A common weed of sugar cane, it has become naturalized throughout the tropics

touch-sensitive British & World English

(Of an electronic device’s interface or display) responsive to touch

sensitive period British & World English

A time or stage in a person’s development when they are more responsive to certain stimuli and quicker to learn particular skills

Environmentally Sensitive Area British & World English

(In the UK) an area officially designated as containing landscapes or wildlife that would be threatened by unrestricted development

hypersensitive British & World English

Having extreme physical sensitivity to particular substances or conditions

oversensitive British & World English

(Especially of a person or an instrument) excessively sensitive

photosensitive British & World English

Having a chemical, electrical, or other response to light

supersensitive British & World English

Extremely quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences