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Communicable disease

communicable disease n.
A disease that is transmitted through direct contact with an infected individual or indirectly through a vector. Also called contagious disease.

Any disease transmitted from one person or animal to another; also called contagious disease. Sometimes quarantine is required to prevent the spread of disease.


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    [kuh-myoo-ni-kuh-buh l] /kəˈmyu nɪ kə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being easily or transmitted: communicable information; a communicable disease. 2. talkative; . /kəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl/ adjective 1. capable of being communicated 2. (of a disease or its causative agent) capable of being passed on readily adj. late 14c., from Old French communicable, from Late Latin communicabilis, from […]

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    [kuh-myoo-ni-kuh nt] /kəˈmyu nɪ kənt/ noun 1. a person who partakes or is entitled to partake of the Eucharist; a member of a church. 2. a person who . adjective 3. ; imparting. /kəˈmjuːnɪkənt/ noun 1. (Christianity) a person who receives Communion 2. a person who communicates or informs adjective 3. communicating

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    [kuh-myoo-ni-keyt] /kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt/ verb (used with object), communicated, communicating. 1. to impart knowledge of; make known: to communicate information; to communicate one’s happiness. 2. to give to another; impart; transmit: to communicate a disease. 3. to administer the Eucharist to. 4. Archaic. to share in or partake of. verb (used without object), communicated, communicating. 5. […]

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