Hypertext Webster Gateway: "susceptibility"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Susceptibility \Sus*cep`ti*bil"i*ty\, n.; pl.
{Susceptibilities}. [Cf. F. susceptibilit['e].]
1. The state or quality of being susceptible; the capability
of receiving impressions, or of being affected.

2. Specifically, capacity for deep feeling or emotional
excitement; sensibility, in its broadest acceptation;
impressibility; sensitiveness.

{Magnetic susceptibility} (Physics), the intensity of
magnetization of a body placed in a uniform megnetic field
of unit strength. --Sir W. Thomson.

Syn: Capability; sensibility; feeling; emotion.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n : the state of being susceptible; easily affected [syn: {susceptibleness}]
[ant: {unsusceptibility}]

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