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intercommunicate

[ in-ter-kuh-myoo-ni-keyt ]
/ ˌɪn tər kəˈmyu nɪˌkeɪt /
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verb (used without object), in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ing.

to communicate mutually, as people.
to afford passage from one to another, as rooms.

verb (used with object), in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ing.

to exchange (messages or communications) with one another.

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Origin of intercommunicate

First recorded in 1580–90, intercommunicate is from the Medieval Latin word intercommūnicātus (past participle). See inter-, communicate

OTHER WORDS FROM intercommunicate

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How to use intercommunicate in a sentence

  • These marshes are threaded, cobweb fashion, by myriads of lines of water and mud that intercommunicate.

    A Book of Ghosts|Sabine Baring-Gould

British Dictionary definitions for intercommunicate

intercommunicate
/ (ˌɪntəkəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt) /

verb (intr)

to communicate mutually
to interconnect, as two rooms

Derived forms of intercommunicate

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