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susceptibility

[ suh-sep-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ s蓹藢s蓻p t蓹藞b瑟l 瑟 ti /
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noun, plural sus路cep路ti路bil路i路ties.
state or character of being susceptible: susceptibility to disease.
capacity for receiving mental or moral impressions; tendency to be emotionally affected.
susceptibilities, capacities for emotion; feelings: His susceptibilities are easily wounded.
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Origin of susceptibility

First recorded in 1635鈥45; from Medieval Latin susceptibilit膩s, equivalent to susceptibilis(is)susceptible + -it膩s--ity

synonym study for susceptibility

2. See sensibility.

OTHER WORDS FROM susceptibility

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Words nearby susceptibility

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British Dictionary definitions for susceptibility

susceptibility
/ (s蓹藢s蓻pt蓹藞b瑟l瑟t瑟) /

noun plural -ties
the quality or condition of being susceptible
the ability or tendency to be impressed by emotional feelings; sensitivity
(plural) emotional sensibilities; feelings
physics
  1. Also called: electric susceptibility (of a dielectric) the amount by which the relative permittivity differs from unitySymbol:
  2. Also called: magnetic susceptibility (of a magnetic medium) the amount by which the relative permeability differs from unitySymbol:
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