communicable

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

Definition of communicable

1 :capable of being communicated :transmittable
  • communicable diseases
2 :communicative
  • prove myself a gentleman, by being … virtuous and communicable
  • —Izaac Walton

communicability

play \kə-ˌmyü-ni-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

communicableness

play \kə-ˈmyü-ni-kə-bəl-nəs\ noun

communicably

play \kə-ˈmyü-ni-kə-blē\ adverb

Examples of communicable in a Sentence

  1. communicable diseases that are usually transmitted sexually

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First Known Use of communicable

circa 1533

communicable Synonyms

Synonyms
catching, contagious, pestilent, transmissible, transmittable
Antonyms
noncommunicable
Related Words
infectious, infective
Near Antonyms
noninfectious

COMMUNICABLE Defined for English Language Learners

communicable

adjective

Definition of communicable for English Language Learners

  • medical : able to be passed to another person


COMMUNICABLE Defined for Kids

communicable

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

Definition of communicable for Students

:able to be passed to another person
  • a communicable disease

Medical Dictionary

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

communicability

play \-ˌmyü-ni-kə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun plural -ties


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