[ 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
in·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, adjective
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How to use intercommunicate in a sentence
There is a certain intercommunication between the impulses which pass along these various nerve fibres.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
They frequently deployed so as to cover a considerable area in their hunt, and had a method of intercommunication.Pomo Bear Doctors|Samuel Alfred Barrett
This perpetual intercommunication, joined to the power of instantaneous action, keeps us always alive with excitement.Pages From an Old Volume of Life|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
From this commingling of worship in the city, and intercommunication of ideas in the provinces, the most important events arose.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)|John William Draper
How much do not education and the intercommunication of ideas increase our powers and vivacity of perception.Evolution, Old & New|Samuel Butler
British Dictionary definitions for intercommunicate
/ (ˌɪntəkəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt) /
to communicate mutually
to interconnect, as two rooms
Derived forms of intercommunicate
intercommunicable, adjectiveintercommunicability, nounintercommunication, nounintercommunicative, adjective
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