Definition of susceptible
susceptiblyplay \-blē\ adverb
Examples of susceptible in a Sentence
Researchers at the University of South Carolina say that a chemical found abundantly in red wine, apples and onions helps protect against influenza, especially after a rigorous respiratory workout, when the body is more susceptible to infection. —Kim Marcus et al., Wine Spectator, 31 May 2009
Women were especially susceptible to his … charm, and he maintained dozens of relationships simultaneously. When he was finally being tried for his crimes, 20 women sat together in the courthouse's public galleries, weeping: mistresses, lovers and admirers, all convinced of Unterweger's innocence. —Robert MacFarlane, New York Times Book Review, 13 Jan. 2008
He grew up during the heyday of the Hegelian philosophy, which sought to explain all things in terms of historical development, but conceived this process as being ultimately not susceptible to the methods of empirical investigation. —Isaiah Berlin, The Hedgehog and the Fox, (1953) 1978
The virus can infect susceptible individuals.
some people are more susceptible to depression during the winter because of reduced exposure to sunlight
Recent Examples of susceptible from the Web
While OPEC production caps have underpinned the oil price recently, the latter remains susceptible to the global macroeconomic outlook.
Medical research suggests Indians are genetically more susceptible to developing diabetes, thanks to a tendency to put on weight around the belly, Arora said.
That injury, Peerwani said, led to necrosis of King’s colon, leaving the boy susceptible to spontaneous rupture or rupture with even minor trauma.
Plants especially susceptible to fasciation include ferns, willow trees, delphiniums, foxgloves, forsythia, euphorbias, lilies, primulas and verbascums such as the mullein.
The low pay can make officers susceptible to corruption, inmates and experts say.
And Europe has been susceptible to terrorist attacks seemingly more so than the United States.
Defense attorneys wrote on Tuesday that Montano, who’s susceptible to infection because of his cancer surgery, was having symptoms of a fever and that jailers ignored repeated requests for assistance in using the bathroom.
Their eggs, meat, and skin leaves them vulnerable to poaching, and their habitat is uniquely susceptible to feeling the adverse effects of climate change.
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Synonym Discussion of susceptible
SUSCEPTIBLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of susceptible for English Language Learners
: easily affected, influenced, or harmed by something
: capable of being affected by a specified action or process
SUSCEPTIBLE Defined for Kids
Definition of susceptible for Students
1 : of such a nature as to permit The words are susceptible of being misunderstood.
2 : having little resistance (as to infection or damage) I am susceptible to colds.
3 : easily affected or impressed by You're so susceptible to flattery.
Medical Definition of susceptible
1: having little resistance to a specific infectious disease : capable of being infected
2: predisposed to develop a noninfectious disease susceptible to diabetes
3: abnormally reactive to various drugs
Medical Definition of susceptible
: one that is susceptible (as to a disease) vaccinate all susceptibles in each region where outbreaks appeared—A. J. Bollet
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