Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective Without the means or right of communicating with others.

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  • adjective In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate.
  • adverb In a manner in which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness.

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  • adjective without the means or right to communicate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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From Spanish incomunicado "incommunicado", with spelling influenced by that of such English words as communicate.

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