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sensitive

1. having the power of sensation
2. of or relating to the senses or the power of sensation
3. Photog having a high sensitivity
4. connected with matters affecting national security, esp through access to classified information
5. (of a stock market or prices) quickly responsive to external influences and thus fluctuating or tending to fluctuate

sensitive

(1) Responsive to electromagnetic signals. See electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

(2) Requiring controls on disclosure. For example, medical records include sensitive data. In risk analysis, one classifies data by the degree of sensitivity and criticality. See critical and sanitize.
References in classic literature ?
It was a moonlight night-- mild Luna shedding a balmy light on surrounding objects, and, if possible, rendering my heart more sensitive than ever.
Does a passenger ever feel the life of the ship in which he is being carried like a sort of honoured bale of highly sensitive goods?
Trifles which women of a coarser moral fiber would have passed over without notice, were causes of downright agony to that exquisitely sensitive temperament.
His obtuseness on the great Testimonial question was not calculated to awaken admiration in the paternal breast, but had rather a tendency to give offence in that sensitive quarter, and to be regarded as a positive shortcoming in point of gentlemanly feeling.
Byron suffered also from another serious handicap; he was born with deformed feet, so that throughout life he walked clumsily--a galling irritation to his sensitive pride.
Ray, who was the more sensitive and always minded things more, had chapped hands and they hurt.