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English definition of “incommunicado”

incommunicado

adjective [after verb], adverb uk   /ˌɪn.kəˌmjuː.nɪˈkɑː.dəʊ/ us    /-doʊ/ formal
not communicating with anyone else because you do not want to or are not allowed to: His secretary says he will be incommunicado for the rest of the day. He was held incommunicado for the first 48 hours after he was arrested.
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