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in·com·mu·ni·ca·ble

 (ĭn′kə-myo͞o′nĭ-kə-bəl)
adj.
1. Impossible to be transmitted; not communicable: an incommunicable disease.
2. Incommunicative: an executive who was maddeningly incommunicable.

in′com·mu′ni·ca·bil′i·ty n.
in′com·mu′ni·ca·bly adv.
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incommunicable

(ˌɪnkəˈmjuːnɪkəbəl)
adj
1. incapable of being communicated
2. an obsolete word for incommunicative
ˌincomˌmunicaˈbility, ˌincomˈmunicableness n
ˌincomˈmunicably adv
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in•com•mu•ni•ca•ble

(ˌɪn kəˈmyu nɪ kə bəl)

adj.
1. incapable of being communicated or imparted: an incommunicable secret.
2. uncommunicative; taciturn.
[1560–70; < Late Latin]
in`com•mu`ni•ca•bil′i•ty, in`com•mu′ni•ca•ble•ness, n.
in`com•mu′ni•ca•bly, adv.
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incommunicable

adjective
2. That cannot be described:
Idioms: beyond description, defying description.
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Beyond any particular hermeneutics--legible to the viewer by degrees--she documents the incommunicably slow process of privately cultivating the kind of thinking that manifests itself only on the level of line and form.
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