Origin of susceptible
Examples from the Web for susceptible
Of these, 2.5 million are under the age of five and most susceptible to childhood diseases.What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The F-35 is susceptible to detection by radars operating in the VHF bands of the spectrum.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Hide From Russian Radar|Bill Sweetman|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The concept of a more secure identifier was relatively novel then, and susceptible to fear mongering.The Anguish of Alan Simpson, Tragic Hero of Immigration Reform|Eleanor Clift|January 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once I had decided I needed to know how susceptible I was to the date-rape drug of choice, GHB.Why I Roofied Myself: A Model on Fashion and the Date-Rape Drug|Anonymous|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Just as with people, antibiotics kill off all the susceptible bacteria, leaving only drug-resistant bacteria.
Varnish, when at a certain temperature, is susceptible of contraction when any colder body is brought in contact with it.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting|Mayton Clarence Hillick
Rise superior to these things; those around you are affected and susceptible to your influence and example.Evening Round Up|William Crosbie Hunter
And in proportion as we know our emotions better, the more are they susceptible to control.Philosophy and The Social Problem|Will Durant
His susceptible imagination, vivid and correct, was impregnated by the Odyssey, and warmed with the fire of the Iliad.The Lives Of The Twelve Caesars, Complete|C. Suetonius Tranquillus
The first is susceptible of truth or falsehood, and may therefore be made the foundation of a train of reasoning.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
British Dictionary definitions for susceptible
Word Origin for susceptible
Word Origin and History for susceptible
c.1600 (susceptive in the same sense is recorded from 1540s), from Late Latin susceptibilis "capable, sustainable, susceptible," from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere "sustain, support, acknowledge," from sub "up from under" + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Susceptibility.