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adjective as in able to be contracted

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With the current even more communicable sub-variants it is likely that nearly all children have already been infected at least once.

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The federal government requires only that donated sperm and eggs be treated like other human tissue and tested for communicable diseases – infectious conditions that spread through viruses, bacteria and other means – but not genetic diseases.

However, too often we are unable to make productive use of the extra years we have been blessed with due to the fact that old age is associated with a host of non-communicable diseases, general physical frailty, and disability.

During the war, infections and communicable diseases were rampant among troops, prompting American soldiers to organize and start a health care system.

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A key article in this law gives the president broad authority “to prevent the introduction of epidemic diseases into this country from abroad and to prevent the interstate spread of communicable diseases.”

Because the music here is so free, so joyous, so relaxed that all its pleasures are instantly communicable.

That said, SARS is much more communicable than Ebola, meaning it is easier to catch.

Hunt said the state is seeking to treat the disease as all other communicable diseases are treated.

“Transnational corporations are major drivers of the global epidemic of NCDs [non-communicable diseases],” said the researchers.

Non-Communicable Diseases, which will attempt to address the latest threat to global health.

It is communicable by inoculation, but it is very doubtful that the disease has been communicated from man to man.

But the outcome has to be expressed in words if it is to be communicable.

The moral wisdom of the man is not communicable to women, so far as it partakes of rational wisdom, 168.

These are the symptoms of blood-poisoning, vividly portrayed; of some contagion, communicable by infection.

There was a report on the birth-rate, the death-rate, the anomaly-rate, and a breakdown of all reported communicable diseases.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to communicable, such as: catching, communicative, contagious, expansive, infectious, and pandemic.

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