contractable
contractable con*tract"a*ble (k[o^]n*tr[a^]kt"[.a]*b'l), adj. capable of being transmitted by infection; same as {communicable}, 1; -- of disease.

Syn: catching, communicable, contagious, transmissible, transmittable. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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