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[in-suh-sep-tuh-buh l]
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  1. not susceptible; incapable of being influenced or affected (usually followed by of or to): insusceptible of flattery; insusceptible to infection.
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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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Related Words for insusceptibility

battle, check, combat, contention, counteraction, cover, defiance, detention, fight, friction, halting, hindrance, holding, immunity, impediment, imperviousness, intransigence, obstruction, protection, rebuff

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Historical Examples of insusceptibility

  • This insusceptibility or immunity may be either natural or acquired.

    A Civic Biology

    George William Hunter

  • Insusceptibility is occasionally met with, both in the cow and in man, but it is very rare.

British Dictionary definitions for insusceptibility


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


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