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incommunicado

[ in-kuh-myoo-ni-kah-doh ]
/ ˌɪn kəˌmyu nɪˈkɑ doʊ /
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adjective
(especially of a prisoner) deprived of any communication with others.
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Origin of incommunicado

1835–45, Americanism;<Spanish incomunicado.See in-3, communicate
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British Dictionary definitions for incommunicado

incommunicado
/ (ˌɪnkəˌmjuːnɪˈkɑːdəʊ) /

adverb, adjective
(postpositive) deprived of communication with other people, as while in solitary confinement

Word Origin for incommunicado

C19: from Spanish incomunicado, from incomunicar to deprive of communication; see in- 1, communicate
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