Susceptible definition

sə-sĕptə-bəl
Susceptible is defined as easily affected or easily influenced.

If people can trick you easily, this is an example of when you are susceptible to being tricked.

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Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.

A susceptible child.

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Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something.

A statement susceptible of proof; a disease susceptible to treatment.

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Easily influenced or affected.

Is he susceptible to persuasion? I'm very susceptible to colds.

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That, when subjected to a specific operation, will yield a specific result.

Rational numbers are susceptible of description as quotients of two integers.

A properly prepared surface is susceptible of an enduring paint job.

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Likely to be affected by something.

He was susceptible to minor ailments.

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(medicine) Especially sensitive, especially to a stimulus.
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Vulnerable; (temporarily) defenseless.
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(epidemiology) A person who is vulnerable to being infected by a certain disease.
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Easily affected emotionally; having a sensitive nature or feelings.
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susceptible of
  • that gives a chance for; admitting; allowing
    Testimony susceptible of error.
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susceptible to
  • easily influenced by or affected with
    susceptible to disease.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
susceptible
Plural:
susceptibles

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

susceptible of
susceptible to

Origin of susceptible

  • Late Latin susceptibilis from Latin susceptus past participle of suscipere to receive sub- from below sub– capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, from suscipere.

    From Wiktionary