Definition of communicable
communicabilityplay \kə-ˌmyü-ni-kə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
communicablenessplay \kə-ˈmyü-ni-kə-bəl-nəs\ noun
communicablyplay \kə-ˈmyü-ni-kə-blē\ adverb
Examples of communicable in a Sentence
communicable diseases that are usually transmitted sexually
Recent Examples of communicable from the Web
Visas can be denied for cases of fraud, past criminal record, links to terrorist groups, previous immigration violations, communicable disease and drug abuse.
Alarmed by the trend, the government is working to screen 500 million people aged 30 and older for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases by 2019, and eventually hopes to roll out the screening program to the entire 1.3 billion population.
Of the top 25 indications — disease states for which a drug would be used — for which there are products in development, 22 are for chronic conditions and non-communicable diseases (cancer, for instance, or heart disease).
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First Known Use of communicable
COMMUNICABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of communicable for English Language Learners
medical : able to be passed to another person
COMMUNICABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of communicable for Students
: able to be passed to another person a communicable disease
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