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susceptible

[suh-sep-tuh-buh l] /səˈsɛp tə bəl/
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
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
Related forms
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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British Dictionary definitions for unsusceptible

susceptible

/səˈsɛptəbəl/
adjective
1.
(postpositive; foll by of or to) yielding readily (to); capable (of): hypotheses susceptible of refutation, susceptible to control
2.
(postpositive) foll by to. liable to be afflicted (by): susceptible to colds
3.
easily impressed emotionally
Derived Forms
susceptibleness, noun
susceptibly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin suscipere to take up, from sub- + capere to take
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Word Origin and History for unsusceptible

susceptible

adj.

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.

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unsusceptible in Medicine

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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