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Definition of "susceptible" []

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

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 "susceptible" in a sentence
  • "He named his farm Quatrocchi, Italian for "four eyes," an appropriate name, he says, for what he calls a susceptible business."
  • "Although these plants may look different, they produce the same reaction in susceptible people."
  • "Specifically, without further balance sheet repair and reform, financial systems remain susceptible to funding disruptions that could endanger the economic recovery and weaken government budgets."