insusceptible

[ in-suh-sep-tuh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn səˈsɛp tə bəl /

adjective

not susceptible; incapable of being influenced or affected (usually followed by of or to): insusceptible of flattery; insusceptible to infection.

Nearby words

  1. insurmountable,
  2. insurrection,
  3. insurrectionary,
  4. insurrectionize,
  5. insusceptibility,
  6. inswept,
  7. inswing,
  8. inswinger,
  9. int,
  10. int.

Origin of insusceptible

First recorded in 1595–1605; in-3 + susceptible

Related formsin·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, nounin·sus·cep·ti·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for insusceptibility

insusceptible

/ (ˌɪnsəˈsɛptəbəl) /

adjective

(when postpositive, usually foll by to) not capable of being affected (by); not susceptible (to)
Derived Formsinsusceptibility, nouninsusceptibly, adverb

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Medicine definitions for insusceptibility

insusceptibility

[ ĭn′sə-sĕp′tə-bĭlĭ-tē ]

n.

The state or condition of not being susceptible to a disease or infection; immunity.
Related formsin′sus•cepti•ble adj.


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