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Definition of "susceptibility" [sus•cep•ti•bil•i•ty]

  • The quality or condition of being susceptible. (noun)
  • The capacity to be affected by deep emotions or strong feelings; sensitivity. (noun)
  • Sensibilities; feelings. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "susceptibility" in a sentence
  • "The Chinese susceptibility is simply not the same as the Vietnamese or the Indonesians or the Turkish!"
  • "Duster, president of the American Sociological Association, writes that research on isosorbide dinitrate and hydralazine (BiDil), produced by NitroMed, incorrectly links a biological idea of race to heart disease and that socioeconomic factors better explain susceptibility to heart disease."
  • "In this case cancer susceptibility is inherited in autosomal dominant manner."