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sus·cep·ti·ble

 (sə-sĕp′tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Easily influenced or affected: Is he susceptible to persuasion? I'm very susceptible to colds.
2. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable: a susceptible child.
3. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something: a statement susceptible of proof; a disease susceptible to treatment.

[Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere, to receive : sub-, from below; see sub- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

sus·cep′ti·ble·ness n.
sus·cep′ti·bly adv.

susceptible

(səˈsɛptɪbəl)
adj
1. (postpositive; foll by of or to) yielding readily (to); capable (of): hypotheses susceptible of refutation; susceptible to control.
2. (foll by: to) liable to be afflicted (by): susceptible to colds.
3. easily impressed emotionally
[C17: from Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin suscipere to take up, from sub- + capere to take]
susˈceptibleness n
susˈceptibly adv

sus•cep•ti•ble

(səˈsɛp tə bəl)

adj.
1. admitting or capable of some specified treatment: susceptible to various interpretations.
2. accessible, liable, or subject to some influence, agency, etc.: susceptible to colds; susceptible to flattery.
3. capable of being affected emotionally.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin susceptibilis= Latin suscept(us), past participle of suscipere to take up, support (sus- sus- + capere to take, capture) + -ibilis -ible]
sus•cep′ti•ble•ness, n.
sus•cep′ti•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
unprotected - lacking protection or defense
sensitive - responsive to physical stimuli; "a mimosa's leaves are sensitive to touch"; "a sensitive voltmeter"; "sensitive skin"; "sensitive to light"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
insusceptible, unsusceptible - not susceptible to
2.susceptible - easily impressed emotionally
impressible, impressionable, waxy - easily impressed or influenced; "an impressionable youngster"; "an impressionable age"; "a waxy mind"

susceptible

adjective
1. responsive, sensitive, receptive, alive to, impressionable, easily moved, suggestible He was unusually susceptible to flattery.
responsive unresponsive, unaffected, insensitive, unmoved
2. (usually with to) liable, inclined, prone, given, open, subject, vulnerable, disposed, predisposed Walking with weights makes the shoulders susceptible to injury.
liable immune, resistant, unaffected by, invulnerable, insusceptible

susceptible

adjective
1. Easily imposed on or tricked:
2. Tending to incur:
3. Able to receive and respond to external stimuli:
Translations
empfindlichsuszeptibel
érzékenyfogékony

susceptible

[səˈseptəbl] ADJ (to attack) → susceptible (to a) (Med) (to illness, infection) → propenso (to a) (to persuasion, flattery) → sensible (to a) (= easily moved) → impresionable
to be susceptible ofadmitir, ser susceptible de
it is susceptible of several interpretationsadmite diversas interpretaciones, es susceptible de (recibir) diversas interpretaciones

susceptible

[səˈsɛptɪbəl] adj
(= easily influenced) [person, nature] → sensible
susceptible to sth [+ flattery, advertising] → sensible à qch
(= easily affected) [person, organism] → vulnérable
susceptible to sth [+ disease, infection, injury] → sujet(te) à qch

susceptible

adj
(= impressionable)beeindruckbar, leicht zu beeindrucken pred; susceptible to something (to charms, flattery etc)für etw empfänglich; to kindness, suggestion, influence etceiner Sache (dat)zugänglich; to attackeiner Sache (dat)ausgesetzt; to rheumatism, coldsfür etw anfällig; susceptible to painschmerzempfindlich; susceptible to treatmentbehandelbar; he’s very susceptible to remarks about his big noseer reagiert sehr empfindlich auf Anspielungen auf seine große Nase; he was susceptible to her tears/pleaser ließ sich von ihren Tränen/Bitten erweichen
(form) to be susceptible of proofbeweisbar sein; to be susceptible of interpretationInterpretationssache sein

susceptible

[səˈsɛptəbl] adj
a. to be susceptible to (infection, illness) → essere predisposto/a a, soggetto/a a; (persuasion, flattery) → essere sensibile a
b. (impressionable) → (facilmente) impressionabile
c. susceptible of change (frm) → suscettibile di cambiamenti

sus·cep·ti·ble

a. susceptible.

susceptible

adj susceptible
References in classic literature ?
If she replied to it in a serious spirit it would still leave in his mind the impression that she had in a susceptible moment yielded to his influence.
But supplementary to this, it has hypothetically occurred to me, that as ordinary fish possess what is called a swimming bladder in them, capable, at will, of distension or contraction; and as the Sperm Whale, as far as I know, has no such provision in him; considering, too, the otherwise inexplicable manner in which he now depresses his head altogether beneath the surface, and anon swims with it high elevated out of the water; considering the unobstructed elasticity of its envelop; considering the unique interior of his head; it has hypothetically occurred to me, I say, that those mystical lung-celled honeycombs there may possibly have some hitherto unknown and unsuspected connexion with the outer air, so as to be susceptible to atmospheric distension and contraction.
They fell on their knees; they sobbed, and prayed, and kissed the hem of her garment; and the elder ones poured forth words of endearment, mingled in prayers and blessings, after the manner of their susceptible race.
Perhaps we should be more susceptible to some influences important to our intellectual and moral growth, if the sun had shone and the wind blown on us a little less; and no doubt it is a nice matter to proportion rightly the thick and thin skin.
She was slender, and apparently scarcely past girlhood: an admirable form, and the most exquisite little face that I have ever had the pleasure of beholding; small features, very fair; flaxen ringlets, or rather golden, hanging loose on her delicate neck; and eyes, had they been agreeable in expression, that would have been irresistible: fortunately for my susceptible heart, the only sentiment they evinced hovered between scorn and a kind of desperation, singularly unnatural to be detected there.
She wandered softly to and fro in the hall, with a shyness unaccountable to herself; with a terror of being discovered and spoken to by her sister or Miss Garth, which made her nervously susceptible to the slightest noises in the house.
captive, bound, and double-ironed,' cried the phantom, `not to know, that ages of incessant labour, by immortal creatures, for this earth must pass into eternity before the good of which it is susceptible is all developed.
It was not long before I observed that it was the most susceptible part of her face, and that, when she turned pale, that mark altered first, and became a dull, lead-coloured streak, lengthening out to its full extent, like a mark in invisible ink brought to the fire.
To any one who had observed him before he lost his gold, it might have seemed that so withered and shrunken a life as his could hardly be susceptible of a bruise, could hardly endure any subtraction but such as would put an end to it altogether.
The little Semiramis has been seducing my susceptible friend here.
At this the susceptible Bell, like a true Sir Galahad, dashed after the moving train and sprang aboard, without ticket or baggage, oblivious of his classes and his poverty and of all else except this one maiden's distress.
I now reiterate these sentiments; and, in doing so, I only press upon the public attention the most conclusive evidence of which the case is susceptible, that the property, peace, and security of no section are to be in any wise endangered by the now incoming administration.