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 Capable.]
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.
Capable of impression; having nice sensibility; impressible; tender; sensitive; as, children are more susceptible than adults; a man of a susceptible heart.
<-- = impressionable -->
Candidates are . . . not very susceptible of affronts.
I am constitutionally susceptible of noises.
-- Sus*cep"ti*ble*ness, n. -- Sus*cep"ti*bly, adv.
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