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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.susceptibleness - the state of being susceptible; easily affected
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
liability - the state of being legally obliged and responsible
capability, capacity - the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment; "the capability of a metal to be fused"
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
reactivity - ready susceptibility to chemical change
suggestibility - susceptibility or responsiveness to suggestion


The condition of being laid open to something undesirable or injurious:
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