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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without the means or right to communicate


Spanish incomunicado, past participle of incomunicar, to deny communication : in-, not (from Latin; see in-1) + comunicar, to communicate (from Latin commūnicāre; see communicate).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Spanish incomunicado "incommunicado", with spelling influenced by that of such English words as communicate. (Wiktionary)



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