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intercommunicate

[in-ter-kuh-myoo-ni-keyt]
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verb (used without object), in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ing.
  1. to communicate mutually, as people.
  2. to afford passage from one to another, as rooms.
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verb (used with object), in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ed, in·ter·com·mu·ni·cat·ing.
  1. 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
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
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Historical Examples

  • 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

verb (intr)
  1. to communicate mutually
  2. to interconnect, as two rooms
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Derived Formsintercommunicable, adjectiveintercommunicability, nounintercommunication, nounintercommunicative, adjectiveintercommunicator, noun
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