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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.