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
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Now comes the CDC to say that, in a survey of gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) isolates from across the US between 2000 and 2010, the agency has spotted rising rates of decreasing susceptibility not only to cefixime, but also to ceftriaxone.
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First Known Use of susceptibility
SUSCEPTIBILITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of susceptibility for English Language Learners
: the state of being easily affected, influenced, or harmed by something
susceptibilities : a person's feelings
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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