Sus*cep`ti*bil"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Susceptibilities (#). [Cf. F. susceptibilit'e.]

1.

The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability of receiving impressions, or of being affected.

2.

Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or emotional excitement; sensibility, in its broadest acceptation; impressibility; sensitiveness.

Magnetic susceptibility Physics, the intensity of magnetization of a body placed in a uniform megnetic field of unit strength. Sir W. Thomson.

Syn. -- Capability; sensibility; feeling; emotion.

 

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