Definition of communicable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmjuːnɪkəbl//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmjuːnɪkəbl//
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that somebody can pass on to other people or communicate to somebody else communicable diseases The value of the product must be communicable to the potential consumers. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘communicating, having communication’): from Old French, from late Latin communicabilis, from the verb communicare ‘to share’, from communis ‘common’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: communicable