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susceptible

1. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of colour 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 affronts. (Cowper) I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. (lamb) Susceptibleness, Susceptibly.

Origin: F, from L. Suscipere, susceptum, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize, admit; pref. Sus (see Sub-) _ capere to take. See Capable.


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