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Receptive or sensitive to something; susceptible:‘the body is rendered more susceptive of the causes of this disease’
compliant, complying, consenting, cooperative, willing, obliging, agreeable, amenable, tractable, persuadable, easily persuaded, pliant, flexible, easy, unprotesting, resignedView synonyms
- ‘If patients go untreated during the ‘window of opportunity’ over the first few episodes of the illness, they appear to be less susceptive to treatment with antidepressants.’
- ‘I have always been very susceptive to such things, and I could tell she was going to say something that I wouldn't like.’
Late Middle English: from late Latin susceptivus, from suscept- taken up, from the verb suscipere (see susceptible).
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