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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. describes 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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