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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).]
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(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]
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in•com•mu•ni•ca•do(ˌɪn kəˌmyu nɪˈkɑ doʊ)
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]
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|Adj.||1.||incommunicado - without the means or right to communicate; "a prisoner held incommunicado"; "incommunicado political detainees"|
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incommunicado[ˌɪnkəmjʊnɪˈkɑːdəʊ] ADJ → incomunicado
to hold sb incommunicado → mantener incomunicado a algn
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