incommunicado


in·com·mu·ni·ca·do

adverb or adjective \-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkä-(ˌ)dō\

: not able to communicate with other people : in a situation or state that does not allow communication with other people

Full Definition of INCOMMUNICADO

:  without means of communication
:  in a situation or state not allowing communication <a prisoner held incommunicado> <remained incommunicado while working on her book>

Origin of INCOMMUNICADO

Spanish incomunicado, from past participle of incomunicar to deprive of communication, from in- (from Latin) + comunicar to communicate, from Latin communicare
First Known Use: 1844

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