noun (plural -ties) Date: 1644 1. the quality or state of being susceptible; especially lack of ability to resist some extraneous agent (as a pathogen or drug) ; sensitivity 2. a. a susceptible temperament or constitution b. plural feelings, sensibilities 3. a. the ratio of the magnetization in a substance to the corresponding magnetizing force b. the ratio of the electric polarization to the electric intensity in a polarized dielectric

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  • Susceptibility — Sus*cep ti*bil i*ty, n.; pl. {Susceptibilities}. [Cf. F. susceptibilit[ e].] 1. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions, or of being affected. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • susceptibility — I noun affectability, aptitude, bent, capability of being affected, capacity for emotion, capacity for receiving impressions, empathy, impressibility, impressionability, inclination, leaning, penchant, proclivity, propensity, sensibility,… …   Law dictionary

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  • Susceptibility — *In physics, the susceptibility of a material or substance describes its response to an applied field. There are many kinds of susceptibilities, for example::Magnetic susceptibility:Electric susceptibilityThese two susceptibilities are particular …   Wikipedia

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  • susceptibility — sus|cep|ti|bil|i|ty [səˌseptıˈbılıti] n plural susceptibilities 1.) [U and C] how easily someone or something is affected by something susceptibility to ▪ One of the side effects of the drug is an increased susceptibility to infections. 2.) sb s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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