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Not able, wanting, or allowed to communicate with other people:‘they were separated and detained incommunicado’
- ‘I expect he'll be incommunicado for at least 2 weeks.’
- ‘It seems rather suspicious that he's gone incommunicado.’
- ‘We don't kidnap people and hold them incommunicado.’
- ‘For example, as discussed previously in this report, a person could be held incommunicado indefinitely with no apparent opportunity for judicial review.’
- ‘The project from the 6th circle of hell has been put to bed (for the second time in a month) and, as far as work's concerned, I'm incommunicado for a week.’
Mid 19th century: from Spanish incomunicado, past participle of incomunicar deprive of communication.
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