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Susceptible definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUSCEP'TIBLE, a. [L. suscipio, to take; sub and capio.]
1. Capable of admitting any thing additional, or any change, affection or influence; as a body susceptible of color or of alteration; a body susceptible of pain; a heart susceptible of love or of impression.
2. Tender; capable of impression; impressible. The minds of children are more susceptible than those of persons more advanced in life.
3. Having nice sensibility; as a man of a susceptible heart.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof" [ant: insusceptible, unsusceptible]
2: easily impressed emotionally

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere to take up, admit, from sub-, sus- up + capere to take more at sub-, heave Date: 1605 1. capable of submitting to an action, process, or operation <a theory susceptible to proof> 2. open, subject, or unresistant to some stimulus, influence, or agency <susceptible to pneumonia> 3. impressionable, responsive <a susceptible mind> Synonyms: see liable susceptibleness noun susceptibly adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 impressionable, sensitive; easily moved by emotion. 2 (predic.) a (foll. by to) likely to be affected by; liable or vulnerable to (susceptible to pain). b (foll. by of) allowing; admitting of (facts not susceptible of proof). Derivatives: susceptibly adv. Etymology: LL susceptibilis f. L suscipere suscept- (as SUB-, capere take)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Susceptible Sus*cep"ti*ble, a. [F., from L. suscipere, susceptum, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize, admit; pref. sus (see Sub-) + capere to take. See Capable.] 1. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration. It sheds on souls susceptible of light, The glorious dawn of our eternal day. --Young. 2. Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you are susceptible to something or someone, you are very likely to be influenced by them. Young people are the most susceptible to advertisements... James was extremely susceptible to flattery... ADJ: v-link ADJ to n 2. If you are susceptible to a disease or injury, you are very likely to be affected by it. Walking with weights makes the shoulders very susceptible to injury... = vulnerable ADJ: usu v-link ADJ to n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Susceptive, impressible, sensitive, excitable.

Moby Thesaurus

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