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communicable

adjective com·mu·ni·ca·ble \kə-ˈmyü-ni-kə-bəl\

medical : able to be passed to another person

Full Definition of COMMUNICABLE

1
:  capable of being communicated :  transmittable <communicable diseases>
2
:  communicative <prove myself a gentleman, by being … virtuous and communicable — Izaac Walton>
com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ty \-ˌmyü-ni-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
com·mu·ni·ca·ble·ness \-ˈmyü-ni-kə-bəl-nəs\ noun
com·mu·ni·ca·bly \-blē\ adverb
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Examples of COMMUNICABLE

  1. <communicable diseases that are usually transmitted sexually>

First Known Use of COMMUNICABLE

1534
COMMUNICABLENESS Defined for Kids

communicable

adjective com·mu·ni·ca·ble \kə-ˈmyü-ni-kə-bəl\

Definition of COMMUNICABLE for Kids

:  able to be passed to another person <a communicable disease>
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communicable

adjective com·mu·ni·ca·ble \kə-ˈmyü-ni-kə-bəl\

Medical Definition of COMMUNICABLE

:  capable of being transmitted from person to person, animal to animal, animal to human, or human to animal :  transmissible
com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ty \-ˌmyü-ni-kə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ties

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