susceptibility

[ suh-sep-tuh-bil-i-tee ]
/ səˌsɛp təˈbɪl ɪ ti /

noun, plural sus·cep·ti·bil·i·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 1635–45; from Medieval Latin susceptibilitās, equivalent to susceptibilis(is)susceptible + -itās--ity

synonym study for susceptibility

2. See sensibility.

OTHER WORDS FROM susceptibility

non·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, nouno·ver·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, nounpre·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, noun, plural pre·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ties.un·sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty, noun

Words nearby susceptibility

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British Dictionary definitions for susceptibility

susceptibility
/ (səˌsɛptəˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

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: Χ
  2. Also called: magnetic susceptibility (of a magnetic medium) the amount by which the relative permeability differs from unitySymbol: Κ
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