1. [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
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
I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. --Lamb.
[1913 Webster] -- Sus*cep"ti*ble*ness, n. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being susceptible; easily affected [syn:
susceptibility, susceptibleness] [ant: immunity,