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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Example sentences
Non-communicable diseases account for the majority of deaths worldwide.
Language, the ever evolving medium that transforms our experience into
  something communicable, evolves into simplicity.
Her defense team immediately distanced themselves from her, as if she had been
  carrying a communicable disease.
In some countries these beliefs are so common that they are no longer
  recognized as an aggressive and communicable mental disease.
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