l) KEY ADJECTIVE:
- Easily influenced or affected: "She suddenly was too susceptible to her past" (Jimmy Breslin).
- Likely to be affected: susceptible to colds.
- Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.
- Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing: a statement susceptible of proof; a disease susceptible to treatment.
Late Latin susceptibilis
, from Latin susceptus
, past participle of suscipere
, to receive
, from below
; see sub-
, to take
; see kap-
in Indo-European rootsOTHER FORMS:sus·cepti·ble·ness(Noun)