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susceptive

[ suh-sep-tiv ]
/ səˈsɛp tɪv /
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adjective

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Origin of susceptive

1545–55; <Late Latin susceptīvus, equivalent to suscept(us) (see susceptible) + -īvus-ive

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Example sentences from the Web for susceptive

  • Furthermore, I am an inceptive candidate and a susceptive candidate, and an acceptive candidate.

  • However susceptive to outside stimuli, the true source of power in man lies within himself.

    The Art of Public Speaking|Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein

British Dictionary definitions for susceptive

susceptive
/ (səˈsɛptɪv) /

adjective

another word for receptive
a variant of susceptible

Derived forms of susceptive

susceptivity (ˌsʌsɛpˈtɪvɪtɪ) or susceptiveness, noun
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