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sensitive British & World English

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

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

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

price-sensitive British & World English

Denoting a product whose sales are greatly influenced by its price

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

oversensitive British & World English

(Especially of a person or an instrument) excessively sensitive

hypersensitive British & World English

Having extreme physical sensitivity to particular substances or conditions

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

sensitive English Thesaurus

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

sensitive English-Spanish


case-sensitive English-Spanish

sensible a las mayúsculas y minúsculas, que distingue las mayúsculas de las minúsculas

price-sensitive English-Spanish

sensible a los precios

heat-sensitive English-Spanish

sensible al calor

touch-sensitive English-Spanish

sensible al tacto, táctil

context-sensitive English-Spanish

que depende del contexto

to be sensitive to music in sensitive English-Spanish

tener* sensibilidad para la música

the sensitive border region in sensitive English-Spanish

la conflictiva zona fronteriza

he's very sensitive to criticism in sensitive English-Spanish

es muy susceptible a la crítica

to be sensitive to sb's needs/problems in sensitive English-Spanish

ser*, tener* muy presentes las necesidades/los problemas de algn

to be sensitive to temperature changes in sensitive English-Spanish

ser* sensible a los cambios de temperatura

he holds a sensitive post in the Ministry in sensitive English-Spanish

ocupa un puesto de absoluta confianza en el Ministerio

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