Of, pertaining to, or affecting the senses; depending on the senses.Having sense, sensibility, or feeling; capable of receiving impressions from external objects: often extended, figuratively, to various inanimate objects.Of keen sensibility; keenly susceptible of external influences or impressions; easily and acutely affected or moved by outward circumstances or impressions: as, a sensitive person, or a person of sensitive nature: figuratively extended to inanimate objects.SpecificallyIn entomology, noting parts of the surface of the antennæ: which are peculiarly modified and, it is supposed, subservient to some special sense. These surfaces exhibit an immense number of microscopical pores, covered with a very delicate transparent membrane; they may be generally diffused over the joints or variously arranged in patches, the position of which has been used in the classification of certain families of Coleoptera.Susceptible in a notable degree to hypnotism; easily hypnotized or mesmerized.Noting a condition of feverish liability to fluctuation: said of markets, securities, or commodities.So delicately adjusted as to respond quickly to very slight changes of condition: said of instruments, as a balance.In chem. and photography, readily affected by the action of appropriate agents: as, iodized paper is sensitive to the action of light.Sensible; wise; judicious.Synonyms and Sentient, etc. See sensible.n. Something that feels; a sensorium.n. A sensitive person; specifically, one who is sensitive to mesmeric or hypnotic influences or experiments. See I., 3 .n. the common sense in the Aristotelian use.