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susceptible

adjective uk   /səˈsep.tɪ.bl̩/ us  

susceptible adjective (INFLUENCED)

easily influenced or harmed by something: She isn't very susceptible to flattery. These plants are particularly susceptible to frost. Among particularly susceptible children, the disease can develop very fast. used to describe someone who is easily emotionally influenced: They persuade susceptible teenagers to part with their money.

susceptible adjective (POSSIBLE)

[after verb] formal (especially of an idea or statement) able to be understood, proved, explained, etc. in a particular way: Shakespeare's plays are susceptible to various interpretations. UK The facts are susceptible of other explanations.
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