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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the condition of being susceptible; vulnerability
  • n. emotional sensitivity
  • n. electric susceptibility, a measure of how easily a dielectric polarizes in response to an external electric field (compare permittivity).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions, or of being affected.
  • n. Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or emotional excitement; sensibility, in its broadest acceptation; impressibility; sensitiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions or change, or of being influenced or affected; sensitiveness.
  • n. Capacity for feeling or emotion of any kind; sensibility: often in the plural.
  • n. Specifically, a special tendency to experience emotion; peculiar mental sensitiveness.
  • n. In medicine, an unusual predisposition toward infection or the attacks of infectious disease.
  • n. In electricity, the ratio of the magnetization produced in a specimen of iron, or other material, to the magnetizing force.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being susceptible; easily affected


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  • Biomarkers are useful in following the course of cancer and evaluating which therapeutic regimes are most effective for a particular type of cancer, as well as determining long-term susceptibility to cancer or recurrence.

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  • "Teenagers who are exposed to cannabis have decreased serotonin transmission, which leads to mood disorders, as well as increased norepinephrine transmission, which leads to greater long-term susceptibility to stress," Dr. Gobbi stated. - latest science and technology news stories

  • She said: "Teenagers who are exposed to cannabis have decreased serotonin transmission, which leads to mood disorders, as well as increased norepinephrine transmission, which leads to greater long-term susceptibility to stress." News Feed

  • The history of Athens demonstrated the weaknesses of a direct democracy, namely the susceptibility to demagoguery or “rabble rousing” rhetoric, and the founders considered it mob rule, but in the 19th Century, there was a widespread belief in the right to riot and vigilante justice, both forms of democracy.

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  • Discussing the manner in which both the Right and the Left gravitated toward simplistic analyses, Schlesinger describes "an ancient national weakness -- that is, a susceptibility to the conspiratorial interpretation of history":

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