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c.1600 (susceptive in the same sense is recorded from 1540s), from Late Latin susceptibilis "capable, sustainable, susceptible," from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere "sustain, support, acknowledge," from sub "up from under" + capere "to take" (see capable). Related: Susceptibility.
susceptible sus·cep·ti·ble (sə-sěp'tə-bəl)
Likely to be affected with a disease, infection, or condition.
Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.