- 1Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing: patients with liver disease may be susceptible to infectionMore example sentences
- Since yours were newly planted, they were likely more susceptible to the cold.
- Adult birds are susceptible to lead poisoning when their food source is contaminated.
- There are also concerns that a roof could make the tower more susceptible to damage from the elements.
- 1.1(Of a person) easily influenced by feelings or emotions; sensitive: they only do it to tease him—he’s too susceptibleMore example sentences
- It occurs when a susceptible person is confronted with a stressful situation, etc.
- This proves the consumer is susceptible and can change at a whim.
- As a susceptible child, I was brainwashed into believing that was true.
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- Add to this my natural charm, and magnetic personality, and unforced modesty, and it's slightly surprising no Latin American had fallen susceptibly for my charms sooner.
- He is a long way from the kind of dashing, susceptibly young, occasionally moody, romantic hero whom readers of 1836 might have expected to have been shaped by culture associated with the recently deceased Byron and Scott.
early 17th century: from late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin suscipere 'take up, sustain', from sub- 'from below' + capere 'take'.