noun someone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead
he consulted several mediums
adjective responsive to physical stimuli
a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch
a sensitive voltmeter
sensitive to light
adjective being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others
sensitive to the local community and its needs
adjective able to feel or perceive
even amoeba are sensible creatures
the more sensible parts of the skin
adjective satellite hurting
raw; tender; sore.
the tender spot on his jaw
adjective satellite of or pertaining to classified information or matters affecting national security
F. sensitif. See Sense.
Having sense of feeling; possessing or exhibiting the capacity of receiving impressions from external objects; as, a sensitive soul.
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.
She was too sensitive to abuse and calumny.
(a)(Mech.)Having a capacity of being easily affected or moved; as, a sensitive thermometer; sensitive scales.(b)(Chem. & Photog.)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.
Serving to affect the sense; sensible. R.
A sensitive love of some sensitive objects.
Of or pertaining to sensation; depending on sensation; as, sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.E. Darwin.
-- Sen"si*tive*lyadv. -- Sen"si*tive*ness, n.