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photosensitize

(fō′tō-sĕn′sĭ-tīz′)
tr.v. photosensi·tized, photosensi·tizing, photosensi·tizes
To make (an organism, a cell, or a substance) photosensitive.

pho′to·sen′si·tiz′er n.
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