transmissible

adjective

trans·​mis·​si·​ble tran(t)s-ˈmi-sə-bəl How to pronounce transmissible (audio)
tranz-
: capable of being transmitted
transmissible diseases
transmissibility noun

Examples of transmissible in a Sentence

The virus is highly transmissible to humans. the virus chiefly affects dogs but is transmissible to humans and other animals
Recent Examples on the Web Even as the virus became increasingly transmissible, they were forced to rely on escalating lockdowns as their primary tool to combat the pandemic. Carl Minzner, Foreign Affairs, 2 May 2023 There’s a new highly transmissible COVID-19 variant. Rong-Gong Lin Ii, Los Angeles Times, 1 June 2024 Also, relatively few people have received the latest coronavirus booster shots that are geared toward the several highly transmissible omicron subvariants in circulation. Danny Nguyen, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2023 The zero Covid policy, as it was called, was only abandoned in late 2022 when the highly transmissible Omicron variant of SARS-2 — and the Chinese public’s fatigue with the restrictions of the policy — made the approach untenable. Helen Branswell, STAT, 23 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for transmissible 

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Word History

First Known Use

1644, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of transmissible was in 1644

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“Transmissible.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transmissible. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

transmissible

adjective
trans·​mis·​si·​ble tran(t)s-ˈmis-ə-bəl How to pronounce transmissible (audio)
tranz-
: capable of being transmitted
transmissible diseases

Medical Definition

transmissible

adjective
trans·​mis·​si·​ble tran(t)s-ˈmis-ə-bəl, tranz- How to pronounce transmissible (audio)
: capable of being transmitted (as from one person to another)
transmissible diseases
transmissibility noun
plural transmissibilities
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