Simple Definition of susceptibility
: the state of being easily affected, influenced, or harmed by something
susceptibilities : a person's feelings
Full Definition of susceptibility
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
Rhymes with susceptibility
acceptability, accessibility, accountability, adaptability, adjustability, advisability, affordability, agreeability, attainability, availability, believability, compatibility, deniability, dependability, desirability, electability, eligibility, excitability, expendability, illegibility, immutability, implausibility, impossibility, improbability, incapability, infallibility, inflexibility, invisibility, manageability, marketability, measurability, navigability, permissibility, practicability, predictability, profitability, public utility, reliability, respectability, responsibility, reusability, separability, strict liability, survivability, sustainability, upward mobility, variability, vulnerability
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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