from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Susceptibility.
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- n. the state of being susceptible; easily affected
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The explanation of this extreme susceptibleness must be left to psychologists; but I am convinced that we have here a case of transferred aesthetic sensibility.
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He was conversational too, and inclined to quote poetry -- this sort of susceptibleness often affects gentlemen after they have had an excellent dinner flavored with the finest Burgundy.
A few of these potential health dangers comprise sudden allergies, stomach upset and raised susceptibleness to the kind of diseases like heart disease or lung.