from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Easily influenced or affected: "She suddenly was too susceptible to her past” ( Jimmy Breslin).
- adj. Likely to be affected: susceptible to colds.
- adj. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.
- adj. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing: a statement susceptible of proof; a disease susceptible to treatment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. likely to be affected by something
- adj. easily influenced or tricked; credulous
- adj. especially sensitive, especially to a stimulus
- adj. that, when subjected to a specific operation, will yield a specific result
- n. A person who is vulnerable to being infected by a certain disease
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon.
- adj. Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of receiving or admitting, or of being affected; capable of being, in some way, passively affected; capable (of); accessible (to): commonly with of before a state and to before an agency: as, susceptible of pain; susceptible to flattery: but of is sometimes used also in the latter case.
- Capable of emotional impression; readily impressed; impressible; sensitive.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of
- adj. easily impressed emotionally
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.
Until then though, 3D TV's may very well be used to draw in susceptible consumers and in some form (as long as we get used to it) will be viewable in video games, cell phones, and on our everyday television.
Expression of this gene product in susceptible mammalian cells yields a chimeric peptide containing EYFP localized to the endoplasmic reticulum membrane network, designed specifically for fluorescent labeling of this organelle.
I view Islamic terrorists like I do bacteria or viruses – they are opportunistic and wreak their havoc in susceptible arenas.
Mutation in susceptible genes of high penetrance such as BRCA1 and BRCA2 is estimated to account for 3% to % 5 of all breast cancer.
No matter how hard researchers try, though, such studies remain susceptible to three of the most common sources of bias in medical research.
Weeng is not only the dispenser of sleep, but, it seems, he is also the author of dulness, which renders the word susceptible of an ironical use.
'Hadron' is a word susceptible to misprinting of a kind that destroys the seriousness of any discussion.