- that can be communicated, as an idea
- that can be transmitted, as a disease
- Archaic talkative
Origin of communicableMiddle English from Late Latin communicabilis
- Transmittable between persons or species; contagious: communicable diseases.
- Readily communicated: communicable ideas.
- com·mu′ni·ca·bil′i·ty com·mu′ni·ca·ble·ness
(comparative more communicable, superlative most communicable)
From Old French communicable.