SENS'ITIVE, adjective [Latin sensitivus, from sensus, sentio.]
1. Having sense or feeling, or having the capacity of perceiving impressions from external objects; as sensitive soul; sensitive appetite; sensitive faculty.
2. That affects the senses; as sensitive objects.
3. Pertaining to the senses, or to sensation; depending on sensation; as sensitive motions; sensitive muscular motions excited by irritation.