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sus·cep·ti·ble  audio  (s-spt-bl) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Easily influenced or affected: "She suddenly was too susceptible to her past" (Jimmy Breslin).
  2. Likely to be affected: susceptible to colds.
  3. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.
  4. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing: a statement susceptible of proof; a disease susceptible to treatment.

ETYMOLOGY:
Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere, to receive : sub-, from below ; see sub- + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
sus·cepti·ble·ness(Noun), sus·cepti·bly(Adverb)


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