susceptible

[suh-sep-tuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
admitting or capable of some specified treatment: susceptible of a high polish; susceptible to various interpretations.
2.
accessible or especially liable or subject to some influence, mood, agency, etc.: susceptible to colds; susceptible to flattery.
3.
capable of being affected emotionally; impressionable.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Late Latin susceptibilis, equivalent to suscept(us), past participle of suscipere to take up, support (sus- sus- + -cep-, combining form of capere to take, capture + -tus past participle suffix) + -ibilis -ible

susceptibleness, noun
susceptibly, adverb
nonsusceptible, adjective
nonsusceptibleness, noun
nonsusceptibly, adverb
oversusceptible, adjective
oversusceptibleness, noun
oversusceptibly, adverb
presusceptible, adjective
unsusceptible, adjective
unsusceptibleness, noun
unsusceptibly, adverb
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susceptible (səˈsɛptəbəl)
 
adj (foll by to)
1.  (postpositive; foll by of or to) yielding readily (to); capable (of): hypotheses susceptible of refutation; susceptible to control
2.  liable to be afflicted (by): susceptible to colds
3.  easily impressed emotionally
 
[C17: from Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin suscipere to take up, from sub- + capere to take]
 
sus'ceptibleness
 
n
 
sus'ceptibly
 
adv

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susceptible
1605 (susceptive in the same sense is recorded from 1548), from L.L. susceptibilis "capable, sustainable, susceptible," from L. susceptus, pp. of suscipere "sustain, support, acknowledge," from sub "up from under" + capere "to take" (see capable).
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susceptible sus·cep·ti·ble (sə-sěp'tə-bəl)
adj.

  1. Likely to be affected with a disease, infection, or condition.

  2. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.


sus·cep'ti·bil'i·ty (sə-sěp'tə-bĭl'ĭ-tē) n.
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Example sentences
Larger-leafed types are more susceptible to winter damage.
If you want to grow a variety that is susceptible, plant it in a sunny spot
  that gets plenty of air circulation.
Make sure the trees you are considering are not overly susceptible to pests or
  diseases.
These older strains are much more susceptible to diseases.
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