• WordNet 3.6
    • n susceptibleness the state of being susceptible; easily affected
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first U.S. patent for an animal was issued to Harvard University in 1988 for an oncomouse, a genetically engineered mouse that's susceptible to breast cancer. It's used to test anti-cancer therapies.
    • n susceptibleness Susceptibility.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Fish can be susceptible to seasickness.
    • ns Susceptibleness quality of being susceptible: capability: sensibility
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Temperament is the primary requisite for the critic -- a temperament exquisitely susceptible to beauty, and to the various impressions that beauty gives us.”
  • Desiderius Erasmus
    “Man's mind is so formed that it is far more susceptible to falsehood than to truth.”
  • Dante Alighieri
    “The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. suscipĕre, susceptum, to take up—sub, up, capĕre, to take.


In literature:

When walking on these substances it used its antennae exactly as insects do, and showed an extraordinary degree of susceptibility when touched.
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
They do not possess the susceptibility to which you have been appealing.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
Why should Lady Holland have been permitted to wound the susceptibilities of all with whom she came in contact?
"Americans and Others" by Agnes Repplier
A kind of stone remarkable for its hardness and firm grain, and for being susceptible of the finest polish.
"A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Their Discovery" by Benziger Brothers
Those thoughts, however, would have defied the most squeamish mind, the most shadowy susceptibility.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
A being who has no equals, can not be susceptible of glory.
"Superstition In All Ages (1732)" by Jean Meslier
Only a young American doctor, very susceptible indeed to female charm, had been permitted to set foot on her decks.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
Anne had always rather prided herself on her susceptibility to the beauty of nature, but it had never before reached her with this poignant touch.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
As to the Converse, a Definition is of course susceptible of Simple Conversion, and this is shown by Fig.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
Though questioning is the most valuable of teaching devices, it is quite susceptible of being overworked.
"Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education" by Ontario Ministry of Education

In poetry:

Flesh-and-blood is weak and frail,
Susceptible to nervous shock;
While the True Church can never fail
For it is based upon a rock.
"The Hippopotamus" by T S Eliot

In news:

It increases your susceptibility to infections and diseases like cancer.
The area is naturally susceptible to flooding.
Christie launching task force to determine where school aid may be susceptible to fraud.
Is There Something In Islam That Makes Believers More Susceptible to Radicalization.
Celebrities Particularly Susceptible to Bedbugs, Experts Say.
Children are more susceptible to virus than adults are.
Cops say all cars susceptible to theft.
Oracle Bug Database Susceptible to Metalink Hacking.
Colts aggressive 3-4 defense susceptible to big plays.
Patriots susceptible to big play.
Lawns thinned by lack of water may be more susceptible to weeds.
Getting older means being a little more susceptible to a variety of health problems while traveling.
When more than 90% of the population is vaccinated , we have "herd immunity" – this means the disease can't spread because there aren't enough susceptible people in the community.
They have taken a susceptible and very willing group of people and plied them with numerous addictive entitlements.
JOHANNESBURG — Military doctors are treating South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela for a recurring lung infection, an ailment the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader remains susceptible to because of his age and his 27 years in prison.

In science:

Consequently, we show how to obtain the average susceptibility and the average energy.
Full reduction of large finite random Ising systems by RSRG
Sij = hσiσj i, from which the average susceptibility, χ, and the average total energy, E , can be easily obtained.
Full reduction of large finite random Ising systems by RSRG
FIG. 7: The average susceptibility, χ, is shown as a function of temperature, T .
Full reduction of large finite random Ising systems by RSRG
Z (β , χ) ∼ (β − βc )2−γstr (χ) , where γstr (χ) is the string susceptibility exponent, which depends on the topology of G through the Euler characteristic.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
The susceptibility in this phase has different origin from the susceptibility for the RS phase where the contribution comes from the undecimated half spins.
Random Antiferromagnetic Spin-1/2 Chains with Competing Interactions