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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Susceptible


SUSCEP'TIBLE, adjective [Latin suscipio, to take; sub and capio.]

1. Capable of admitting any thing additional, or any change, affection or influence; as a body susceptible of color or of alteration; a body susceptible of pain; a heart susceptible of love or of impression.

2. Tender; capable of impression; impressible. The minds of children are more susceptible than those of persons more advanced in life.

3. Having nice sensibility; as a man of a susceptible heart.