|Origin:||susceptibilis, from Latin suscipere 'to take up, admit', from sub- 'up' + capere 'to take'|
likely to suffer from a particular illness or be affected by a particular problem [↪ immune]
Older people are more susceptible to infections.
Soil on the mountain slopes is very susceptible to erosion.
a susceptible person is easily influenced or attracted by someone or something [= impressionable]:
A lot of TV advertising is aimed at susceptible young children.
She was very susceptible to flattery.
if something is susceptible of an action, that action can be done to it:
Working conditions are susceptible of improvement by legislation.