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]

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  • Sensibly — Sen si*bly, adv. 1. In a sensible manner; so as to be perceptible to the senses or to the mind; appreciably; with perception; susceptibly; sensitively. [1913 Webster] What remains past cure, Bear not too sensibly. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. With… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • susceptible — adjective Etymology: Late Latin susceptibilis, from Latin susceptus, past participle of suscipere to take up, admit, from sub , sus up + capere to take more at sub , heave Date: 1605 1. capable of submitting to an action, process, or operation <… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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