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susceptible to something

1. easily persuaded; easily influenced. The students were susceptible to the allure of drugs. The young revolutionaries were susceptible to propaganda.
2. likely to contract a sickness; likely to become sick. People with AIDS are susceptible to pneumonia. Infants and the elderly are more susceptible to illness than other people.
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He could not at this date repent of the fact that he, a handsome, susceptible man of thirty-four, was not in love with his wife, the mother of five living and two dead children, and only a year younger than himself.
I am greatly mistaken, if any thing of weight has yet been advanced of this tendency; and I flatter myself, that the observations which have been made in the course of these papers have served to place the reverse of that position in as clear a light as any matter still in the womb of time and experience can be susceptible of.
Its constitutional powers being at once more extensive, and less susceptible of precise limits, it can, with the greater facility, mask, under complicated and indirect measures, the encroachments which it makes on the co-ordinate departments.
All faults or defects, from the slightest misconduct to the most flagitious crime, Pantocyclus attributed to some deviation from perfect Regularity in the bodily figure, caused perhaps(if not congenital) by some collision in a crowd; by neglect to take exercise, or by taking too much of it; or even by a sudden change of temperature, resulting in a shrinkage or expansion in some too susceptible part of the frame.
monsieur, if they heard you: some of them are very susceptible.
M'Dougal seems to have had a heart susceptible to the influence of the gentler sex.
No more than any other talent, is that for music susceptible of complete enjoyment, where there is no second party to appreciate its exercise.
He made up his mind that he would go to the shop every day; it was obvious that he had made a disagreeable impression on her, but he thought he had the wits to eradicate it; he would take care not to say anything at which the most susceptible person could be offended.
The widespread adoption of resistant cereal varieties and non-host rotations has significantly reduced the problem, but if susceptible varieties are grown in continuous rotation, CCN numbers could easily increase again in certain areas, Dr Obanor warns.
G Khan populations, respectively compared to susceptible population.
Its world-wide distribution is permitted by the broad geographic range of the susceptible species of its intermediate host, Biomphalaria which serves as an obligatory host for the larval stage, by which humans get infected.
All Escherichia coli and staphylococcus aureus were susceptible to amikacin and vancomycin (100% each).
However, the limitation of the SOSa-SPSa model is that it only assumes that optimists and pessimists can only transform into susceptible subjects but cannot interact with one another directly.
The histopathologic analysis revealed that MDV causes the loss of germinal follicular centers within the CT of the resistant line and induces a severe, near-total lymphoid depletion in the susceptible line during cytolytic infection.