susceptibility


sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ty

noun \sə-ˌsep-tə-ˈbil-ət-ē\
plural sus·cep·ti·bil·i·ties

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
2
a : the ratio of the magnetization in a substance to the corresponding magnetizing force—see paramagnetic b : the ratio of the electric polarization to the electric intensity in a polarized dielectric

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