(especially of a prisoner) deprived of any communication with others.
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How to use incommunicado in a sentence
While these broadly sensing cells were incommunicado, the brain also seemed to miss signals from other more specific taste cells, such as those for sensing bitterness.Newly discovered cells in mice can sense four of the five tastes | Carolyn Wilke | August 13, 2020 | Science News
Clare, Manu, and I were held incommunicado for 44 days, except for one phone call to our families.A Christie’s Benefit for Slain Photojournalist Anton Hammerl’s Family | James Foley | May 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The head of al Qaeda was hiding but he was not incommunicado.Abbottabad Documents Reveal Osama’s High Hopes for Obama Assassination | Bruce Riedel | May 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you want to be incommunicado for days on end, become an insurance agent, not a governor.Sanford's Dereliction of Duty Trumps His Hypocrisy | Paul Begala | June 24, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
He left town without telling even his wife where he was going and was incommunicado for several days.
The officers and privates were supposed to be strictly "incommunicado," but even these found means of communication.History of Kershaw's Brigade | D. Augustus Dickert
So I did translate and they wanted to know if Marina was held incommunicado, and she answered.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
I get the impression that The Brain keeps incommunicado purposely.The Brain | Alexander Blade
If we could have, we'd have even Introverted the Maintainer, broken all the ties that bind us, chanced it incommunicado.The Big Time | Fritz Reuter Leiber
How terrible it is one cannot realize until he has known those whose dear ones are confined incommunicado within that prison.Italy at War and the Allies in the West | E. Alexander Powell
British Dictionary definitions for incommunicado
(postpositive) deprived of communication with other people, as while in solitary confinement
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