Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Receptive.
  • adjective Susceptible.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Capable of admitting; readily admitting; susceptible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Susceptible.

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  • adjective susceptible
  • adjective receptive

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  • Seeing how polarizing the Prop 8 issue was at my daugher's school where kids were obviously parotting their parent's viewpoints (and bullying each other on the playground according to who was pro and who was anti Prop 8), I am particularly worried about how susceptive our youth are to these things.

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  • Boronia notes are rarely found in mass-market perfumes because of its prohibitive cost; but also because it is susceptive to much adulteration, and the world production is extremely limited Arctander mentiones under 1 metric tone per year but that was quite some time ago - I don't know if the production has gone up or down since than.

    Boronia

  • Boronia notes are rarely found in mass-market perfumes because of its prohibitive cost; but also because it is susceptive to much adulteration, and the world production is extremely limited Arctander mentiones under 1 metric tone per year but that was quite some time ago - I don't know if the production has gone up or down since than.

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  • And that not only makes the country's infrastructure feeble and susceptive to high winds, but it also makes the countryside very susceptible to flash flooding.

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  • Frustration was not a fault to which its programming was susceptive.

    Sliding Scales

  • By reason of its transparency, it is susceptive of light; hence its adaptability to Baptism as the "sacrament of Faith."

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • But even this cannot be: in the first place, because atmosphere is not susceptive of such accidents.

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

  • Now he that flatters another induces him to sin mortally: hence a gloss on Ps. 140: 5, "Let not the oil of the sinner fatten my head," says: "The false praise of the flatterer softens the mind by depriving it of the rigidity of truth and renders it susceptive of vice."

    Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) Translated by Fathers of the English Dominican Province

  • Let no man's greatness be a bar to full utterance; but let temperance and charity -- duties peculiarly imperative when uttering derogatory truth -- be especially observed towards a resplendent suffering brother like Coleridge, suffering from his own weakness, but on that very account entitled to a tenderer consideration from those who are themselves endowed to feel and claim something more than common human affinity with a nature so large and so susceptive.

    Choice Specimens of American Literature, and Literary Reader Being Selections from the Chief American Writers

  • Nor is there need for a vacuum to exist outside heaven, since there is no place there, nor is there any potentiality susceptive of

    Summa Theologica, Part III (Tertia Pars) From the Complete American Edition

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