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Dictionary definition for: Sensitive

1. (a) responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa''s leaves are sensitive to touch" "a sensitive voltmeter" "sensitive skin" "sensitive to light"

2. (a) having acute mental or emotional sensibility; "sensitive to the local community and its needs"

3. (a) able to feel or perceive; "even amoeba are sensible creatures" "the more sensible p{ enveloping(a), shrouding(a), concealing,& (concealing by enclosing or wrapping as if in something that is not solid; "the enveloping darkness" "hills concealed by shrou

4. (s) hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw"

5. (s) used officially of classified information or matters affecting national security

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