C19: from Spanish incomunicado, from incomunicar to deprive of communication; see in-1, communicate
incommunicado for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ɪnkəmjuːnɪkɑːdoʊ)
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.
2. adjective [v-link ADJ]
If someone is incommunicado, they do not want to be disturbed, or are in a place where they cannot be contacted. ⇒ Yesterday she was incommunicado, putting the finishing touches to her autobiography. ⇒ He is incommunicado in a secluded cottage in Wales.
He did not know that he was effectively incommunicado , having been allowed a visit from his daughter.Kippax, Frank THE SCARWhen the time was right the Djakarta cops picked him up and held him incommunicado and there I was waiting, the idealsubstitute.Maclean, Alistair THE LONELY SEA`I was incommunicado ," Brenda began, the words coming out very slowly.Telushkin, Josef THE UNORTHODOX MURDER OF RABBI MOSSshe asked when I told her Mama was bedded and incommunicado.Womack, Jack RANDOM ACTS OF SENSELESS VIOLENCE