Definition of susceptible adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//səˈseptəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//səˈseptəbl//
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  1. 1[not usually before noun] susceptible (to somebody/something) very likely to be influenced, harmed or affected by somebody/something He's highly susceptible to flattery. Some of these plants are more susceptible to frost damage than others. Salt intake may lead to raised blood pressure in susceptible adults. There are few known diseases which are not susceptible to medical treatment.
  2. 2easily influenced by feelings and emotions synonym impressionable She was both charming and susceptible.
  3. 3susceptible (of something) (formal) allowing something; capable of something Is this situation not susceptible of improvement by legislation? The facts are susceptible of various interpretations.
  4. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin suscipere ‘take up, sustain’, from sub- ‘from below’ + capere ‘take’.Extra examples Some dogs are thought to be genetically susceptible to the disease. The operation had left her susceptible to infection. certain highly susceptible individuals He’s highly susceptible to flattery.
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