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
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) cites multiple health concerns for air travelers, including in-flight transmission of communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, meningitis, and measles.
Just as dense human populations in cities enable the rapid spread of communicable diseases, these enemies can rapidly devastate a dense forest of the same species.
During her 25 years in public health, Harris led efforts to identify health priorities, work to prevent and control communicable diseases, improve health outcomes and assure equity among all residents, according to Diorio.
Of this budget, $805 million is designated for communicable diseases.
Q: This summer, what can Joe Tourist and Sally Festival-Goer do to not be part of the next communicable disease outbreak?
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.
In 2012, Chan appointed Dr. Oleg Chestnov, a Russian national, to run the department overseeing non-communicable diseases and mental health.
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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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