incommunicado
adverb or adjective Etymology: Spanish incomunicado, from past participle of incomunicar to deprive of communication, from in- (from Latin) + comunicar to communicate, from Latin communicare Date: 1844 without means of communication ; in a situation or state not allowing communication <
a prisoner held incommunicado
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remained incommunicado while working on her book
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Incommunicado — Incommunicado, eigentlich: „incomunicado“ (Spanisch, Portugiesisch), bedeutet „nicht fähig zu sein, sich der Außenwelt mitzuteilen“, oder bezeichnet den Zustand, von jeglicher Kommunikation abgeschnitten zu sein. Man spricht in diesem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Incommunicado — Incommunicado, as an adjective or adverb, refers to a situation or a behaviour due to which communication with outsiders is not possible, for either voluntary or involuntary reasons, especially due to confinement or reclusiveness. Incommunicado… …   Wikipedia

  • incommunicado — ☆ incommunicado [in΄kə myo͞o΄ni kä′dō ] adj., adv. [Sp incomunicado < pp. of incomunicar, to isolate, cut off from communication < in (< L in , IN 2) + comunicar < L communicare, to COMMUNICATE] 1. without a means of communicating 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • incommunicado — without a means of communicating. By statute in England a person detained is not supposed to be kept incommunicado: Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. In Scotland the position is much the same except for cases of detention under Section 2 of… …   Law dictionary

  • incommunicado — 1844, American English, from Sp. incomunicado, pp. of incomunicar deprive of communication, from in not + comunicar communicate, from L. communicare to share, impart (see COMMUNICATION (Cf. communication)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • incommunicado — meaning ‘having no communication with others’, is spelt with two ms …   Modern English usage

  • incommunicado — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ not able to communicate with other people. ORIGIN Spanish incomunicado, from incomunicar deprive of communication …   English terms dictionary

  • incommunicado — [[t]ɪ̱nkəmjuːnɪkɑ͟ːdoʊ[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu v n ADJ If someone is being kept incommunicado, they are not allowed to talk to anyone outside the place where they are. He was held incommunicado in prison for ten days before being released without charge …   English dictionary

  • incommunicado — 1. adjective In a state or condition in which one is unable or unwilling to communicate. The father of a woman living in the incommunicado world of the Big Brother house in Australia has died but his daughter has not been told. 2. adverb In a… …   Wiktionary

  • incommunicado — adv. to hold smb. incommunicado * * * [ˌɪnkəmjuːnɪ kɑːdəʊ] to hold smb. incommunicado …   Combinatory dictionary

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