Simple Definition of susceptibility
: the state of being easily affected, influenced, or harmed by something
susceptibilities : a person's feelings
Full Definition of susceptibilityplural
3a : the ratio of the magnetization in a substance to the corresponding magnetizing forceb : the ratio of the electric polarization to the electric intensity in a polarized dielectric
Examples of susceptibility in a sentence
A weak immune system causes increased susceptibility to disease.
<his aunt's unfortunate susceptibility to viruses meant she was nearly always sick>
First Known Use of susceptibility
Medical Definition of susceptibility
1: the quality or state of being susceptible : the state of being predisposed to, sensitive to, or of lacking the ability to resist something (as a pathogen, familial disease, or a drug) : sensitivity
2a: the ratio of the magnetization in a substance to the corresponding magnetizing force—see paramagneticb: the ratio of the electric polarization to the electric intensity in a polarized dielectric
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