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Meaning of SUSCEPTIBLE

Pronunciation:  su'septubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
  2. [adj]  easily impressed emotionally
 

SUSCEPTIBLE is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: allergic, capable, convincible, fictile, hypersensitised, hypersensitive, hypersensitized, impressible, impressionable, liable(p), nonimmune, nonresistant, open to(p), persuadable, persuasible, pliable, predisposed, responsive, sensitised, sensitized, suasible, subject to(p), suggestible, supersensitised, supersensitive, supersensitized, temptable, unresistant, unvaccinated, vulnerable
 
 Antonyms: insusceptible, unsusceptible
 
 See Also: sensitive, unprotected

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sus*cep"ti*ble\, a. [F., from L. suscipere,
susceptum, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize,
admit; pref. sus (see {Sub-}) + capere to take. See
{Capable}.]
1. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change,
   affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body
   susceptible of color or of alteration.

         It sheds on souls susceptible of light, The glorious
         dawn of our eternal day.              --Young.

2. Capable of impression; having nice sensibility;
   impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more
   susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart.



   Candidates are . . . not very susceptible of affronts.
                                               --Cowper.

   I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. --Lamb.
 

 

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