Susceptible Sus*cep"ti*ble, a. [F., from L. suscipere, susceptum, to take up, to support, undertake, recognize, admit; pref. sus (see {Sub-}) + capere to take. See {Capable}.] 1. Capable of admitting anything additional, or any change, affection, or influence; readily acted upon; as, a body susceptible of color or of alteration. [1913 Webster]

It sheds on souls susceptible of light, The glorious dawn of our eternal day. --Young. [1913 Webster]

2. Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart. [1913 Webster]

Candidates are . . . not very susceptible of affronts. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

I am constitutionally susceptible of noises. --Lamb. [1913 Webster] -- {Sus*cep"ti*ble*ness}, n. -- {Sus*cep"ti*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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