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susceptible (adj) likely to be harmed or affected easily.

When somebody is susceptible to a disease, they are likely to be attacked by the disease. Smoking makes people susceptible to cancer. This means that smokers have a very good chance of getting cancer. Young children are susceptible to all kinds of bad habits. That is, they very easily acquire bad habits. If you are susceptible others easily influence you.

  • Malnutrition makes children susceptible to all kinds of diseases. A lack of strong food exposes them to all kinds of diseases.
  • He is very strong-minded and is not at all susceptible to any kind of influence. It is difficult to change his way of thinking.
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