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sensitive Idioms & Phrases


highly sensitive

  • adjective satellite readily affected by various agents
    • a highly sensitive explosive is easily exploded by a shock
    • a sensitive colloid is readily coagulated
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light-sensitive

  • adjective satellite sensitive to visible light
    photosensitive.
    • photographic film is light-sensitive
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Sensitive fern

  • noun beautiful spreading fern of eastern North America and eastern Asia naturalized in western Europe; pinnately divided fronds show a slight tendency to fold when touched; pinnules enclose groups of sori in beadlike lobes
    bead fern; Onoclea sensibilis.
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  • (Bot.), an American fern (Onoclea sensibilis), the leaves of which, when plucked, show a slight tendency to fold together.
Webster 1913

Sensitive flame

  • (Physics), a gas flame so arranged that under a suitable adjustment of pressure it is exceedingly sensitive to sounds, being caused to roar, flare, or become suddenly shortened or extinguished, by slight sounds of the proper pitch.
Webster 1913

Sensitive joint vetch

  • (Bot.), an annual leguminous herb (Æschynomene hispida), with sensitive foliage.
Webster 1913

Sensitive paper

  • paper prepared for photographic purpose by being rendered sensitive to the effect of light.
Webster 1913

sensitive pea

  • noun tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
    Cassia fasciculata; partridge pea; Chamaecrista fasciculata; sensitive pea.
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Sensitive plant

  • noun prostrate or semi-erect subshrub of tropical America, and Australia; heavily armed with recurved thorns and having sensitive soft grey-green leaflets that fold and droop at night or when touched or cooled
    live-and-die; touch-me-not; action plant; Mimosa pudica; humble plant; shame plant.
  • noun semi-climbing prickly evergreen shrub of tropical America having compound leaves sensitive to light and touch
    Mimosa sensitiva.
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  • . (Bot.) (a) A leguminous plant (Mimosa pudica, or M. sensitiva, and other allied species), the leaves of which close at the slightest touch. (b) Any plant showing motions after irritation, as the sensitive brier (Schrankia) of the Southern States, two common American species of Cassia (C. nictitans, and C. Chamæcrista), a kind of sorrel (Oxalis sensitiva), etc.
Webster 1913

Wild sensitive plant

  • noun tropical American plant having leaflets somewhat sensitive to the touch; sometimes placed in genus Cassia
    Cassia fasciculata; partridge pea; Chamaecrista fasciculata; sensitive pea.
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  • (Bot.), either one of two annual leguminous herbs (Cassia Chamæcrista, and C. nictitans), in both of which the leaflets close quickly when the plant is disturbed.
Webster 1913

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