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adv. & adj.
Without the means or right of communicating with others: a prisoner held incommunicado; incommunicado political detainees.

[Spanish incomunicado, past participle of incomunicar, to deny communication : in-, not (from Latin; see in-1) + comunicar, to communicate (from Latin commūnicāre; see communicate).]




adv, adj
(postpositive) deprived of communication with other people, as while in solitary confinement
[C19: from Spanish incomunicado, from incomunicar to deprive of communication; see in-1, communicate]


(ˌɪn kəˌmyu nɪˈkɑ doʊ)

adv., adj.
1. without means of communication with others: to hold a spy incommunicado.
2. in solitary confinement.
[1835–45, Amer.; < Sp incomunicado, past participle of incomincar to deprive of communication]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.incommunicado - without the means or right to communicate; "a prisoner held incommunicado"; "incommunicado political detainees"
incommunicative, uncommunicative - not inclined to talk or give information or express opinions


[ˌɪnkəmjʊnɪˈkɑːdəʊ] ADJincomunicado
to hold sb incommunicadomantener incomunicado a algn


[ˌɪnkəmjuːnɪˈkɑːdəʊ] adj
to be kept incommunicado → être tenu(e) au secret


adj predohne jede Verbindung zur Außenwelt, abgesondert; he was held incommunicadoer hatte keinerlei Verbindung zur Außenwelt; to be incommunicado (fig)für niemanden zu sprechen sein


[ˌɪnkəˌmjuːnɪˈkɑːdəʊ] adj to hold sb incommunicadotenere segregato/a qn
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