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Origin of susceptive

1545–55; < Late Latin susceptīvus, equivalent to suscept(us) (see susceptible) + -īvus -ive
Related formssus·cep·tiv·i·ty [suhs-ep-tiv-i-tee] /ˌsʌs ɛpˈtɪv ɪ ti/, sus·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·sus·cep·tive, adjectivenon·sus·cep·tive·ness, nounnon·sus·cep·tiv·i·ty, nounun·sus·cep·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for susceptivity


  1. another word for receptive
  2. a variant of susceptible
Derived Formssusceptivity (ˌsʌsɛpˈtɪvɪtɪ) or susceptiveness, noun
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Word Origin and History for susceptivity



mid-16c., from Medieval Latin susceptivus, from suscept-, stem of suscipere (see susceptible). Related: Susceptively; susceptiveness.

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