notifiable


notifiable

verb (used with object), no·ti·fied, no·ti·fy·ing.

  1. to inform (someone) or give notice to: to notify the police of a crime.
  2. Chiefly British. to make known; give information of: The sale was notified in the newspapers.

adjective

  1. denoting certain infectious diseases of humans, such as smallpox and tuberculosis, outbreaks of which must be reported to the public health authorities
  2. denoting certain infectious diseases of animals, such as BSE, foot-and-mouth disease, and rabies, outbreaks of which must be reported to the appropriate veterinary authority

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

  1. to inform; tell
  2. mainly British to draw attention to; make known; announce

v.late 14c., from Old French notefiier “make known, inform, apprise” (13c.), from Latin notificare “to make known, notify,” from Latin notus “known” (see notice (n.)) + root of facere “make, do” (see factitious). Related: Notified; notifying.

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