1 having the power of sensation
2 responsive to or aware of feelings, moods, reactions, etc.
3 easily irritated; delicate
4 affected by external conditions or stimuli
6 of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
7 capable of registering small differences or changes in amounts, quality, etc.
a sensitive instrument
8 (Photog) having a high sensitivity
a sensitive emulsion
9 connected with matters affecting national security, esp. through access to classified information
10 (of a stock market or prices) quickly responsive to external influences and thus fluctuating or tending to fluctuate (C14: from Medieval Latin sensitivus, from Latin sentire to feel)
adj (Physics) (of a surface) having a photoelectric property, such as the ability to generate a current, change its electrical resistance, etc., when exposed to light
adj likely to affect the price of property, esp. shares and securities
1 a tropical American mimosa plant, Mimosa pudica, the leaflets and stems of which fold if touched
2 any similar plant, such as the caesalpiniaceous plant Cassia nictitans of E North America
3 Informal a person who is easily upset