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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Susceptible  \Sus*cep"ti*ble\,  a.  [F.,  from  L.  suscipere 
  susceptum  to  take  up  to  support,  undertake,  recognize, 
  admit  pref.  sus  (see  {Sub-})  +  capere  to  take  See 
  1.  Capable  of  admitting  anything  additional,  or  any  change, 
  affection,  or  influence;  readily  acted  upon  as  a  body 
  susceptible  of  color  or  of  alteration. 
  It  sheds  on  souls  susceptible  of  light,  The  glorious 
  dawn  of  our  eternal  day  --Young. 
  2.  Capable  of  impression;  having  nice  sensibility; 
  impressible;  tender;  sensitive;  as  children  are  more 
  susceptible  than  adults;  a  man  of  a  susceptible  heart. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (often  followed  by  `of'  or  `to')  yielding  readily  to  or 
  capable  of  "susceptible  to  colds";  "susceptible  of 
  proof"  [ant:  {unsusceptible}] 
  2:  easily  impressed  emotionally 

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