1. Easily influenced or affected: Is he susceptible to persuasion? I'm very susceptible to colds.
2. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable: a susceptible child.
3. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing something: a statement susceptible of proof; a disease susceptible to treatment.
[Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere, to receive : sub-, from below; see SUB- + capere, to take; see kap- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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