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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the state of being susceptible; easily affected;
[syn: susceptibility, susceptibleness]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Susceptible \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. [1913 Webster] It sheds on souls susceptible of light, The glorious dawn of our eternal day. --Young. [1913 Webster] 2. Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart. [1913 Webster] Candidates are . . . not very susceptible of affronts. --Cowper. [1913 Webster] I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. --Lamb. [1913 Webster] -- Sus*cep"ti*ble*ness, n. -- Sus*cep"ti*bly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

susceptibleness n 1: the state of being susceptible; easily affected [syn: susceptibility, susceptibleness] [ant: immunity, unsusceptibility]