[ suh-sep-tuh-buh l ]
/ səˈsɛp tə bəl /
admitting or capable of some specified treatment: susceptible of a high polish; susceptible to various interpretations.
accessible or especially liable or subject to some influence, mood, agency, etc.: susceptible to colds; susceptible to flattery.
capable of being affected emotionally; impressionable.
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Origin of susceptible
OTHER WORDS FROM susceptible
sus·cep·ti·ble·ness, nounsus·cep·ti·bly, adverbnon·sus·cep·ti·ble, adjectivenon·sus·cep·ti·ble·ness, noun
non·sus·cep·ti·bly, adverbo·ver·sus·cep·ti·ble, adjectiveo·ver·sus·cep·ti·ble·ness, nouno·ver·sus·cep·ti·bly, adverbpre·sus·cep·ti·ble, adjectiveun·sus·cep·ti·ble, adjectiveun·sus·cep·ti·ble·ness, nounun·sus·cep·ti·bly, adverb
Words nearby susceptible
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Example sentences from the Web for non-susceptible
The result is that we advise dodging that parasite by planting the non-susceptible kinds; it is much better and cheaper.
British Dictionary definitions for non-susceptible
/ (səˈsɛptəbəl) /
(postpositive; foll by of or to) yielding readily (to); capable (of)hypotheses susceptible of refutation; susceptible to control
(postpositive foll by to) liable to be afflicted (by)susceptible to colds
easily impressed emotionally
Derived forms of susceptiblesusceptibleness, nounsusceptibly, adverb
Word Origin for susceptible
C17: from Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin suscipere to take up, from sub- + capere to take
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Medical definitions for non-susceptible
[ sə-sĕp′tə-bəl ]
Likely to be affected with a disease, infection, or condition.
Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.
Other words from susceptiblesus•cep′ti•bil′i•ty (sə-sĕp′tə-bĭl′ĭ-tē) n.
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