Susceptibility

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susceptibility

Origin: Cf. F. Susceptibilite.

1. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions, or of being affected.

2. Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or emotional excitement; sensibility, in its broadest acceptation; impressibility; sensitiveness.

(Science: physics) magnetic susceptibility, the intensity of magnetization of a body placed in a uniform megnetic field of unit strength.

Synonym: Capability, sensibility, feeling, emotion.