communicability

communicable

[kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being easily communicated or transmitted: communicable information; a communicable disease.
2.
talkative; communicative.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin commūnicābilis, equivalent to commūnicā(re) (see communicate) + -bilis -ble

communicability, communicableness, noun
communicably, adverb
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communicable (kəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl)
 
adj
1.  capable of being communicated
2.  (of a disease or its causative agent) capable of being passed on readily
 
communica'bility
 
n
 
com'municableness
 
n
 
com'municably
 
adv

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communicable
late 14c., from Fr. communicable, from L. *communicabilis, from communicare "to share, divide out; impart, inform; join, unite, participate in," lit. "to make common," from communis (see common).
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communicable com·mu·ni·ca·ble (kə-myōō'nĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
Transmittable between persons or species; contagious.

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communicable   (kə-my'nĭ-kə-bəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Capable of being transmitted from a person or animal to another person or animal, either through direct or indirect transmission, including insect or other vectors. Chickenpox is a communicable disease.
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