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.

Origin of intercommunicate

First recorded in 1580–90, intercommunicate is from the Medieval Latin word intercommūnicātus (past participle). See inter-, communicate
Related formsin·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·ble, adjectivein·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·bil·i·ty, nounin·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·tion, nounin·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·tive, adjectivein·ter·com·mu·ni·ca·tor, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for intercommunicate

Historical Examples of intercommunicate

  • 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


verb (intr)

to communicate mutually
to interconnect, as two rooms
Derived Formsintercommunicable, adjectiveintercommunicability, nounintercommunication, nounintercommunicative, adjectiveintercommunicator, noun
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