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intercommunicate Line breaks: inter|com¦mu¦ni|cate
Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəkəˈmjuːnɪkeɪt/

Definition of intercommunicate in English:


[no object]
1Engage in two-way communication: Dr Haber gazed at this while intercommunicating with his receptionist
More example sentences
  • But this thing they call ‘spiritualism,’ wherein a medium intercommunicates with the dead, is a fraud from start to finish.
  • Roberta Brinton, at the University of Southern California, has succeeded in growing neurons in a cell culture on electronic chips that can intercommunicate.
  • What could be more conventional than the taps on the wall by which prisoners in neighboring cells intercommunicate in code?
2 (often as adjective intercommunicating) (Of two rooms) have a common connecting door.
Example sentences
  • The spacious sitting room has a marble fireplace, patio doors, bay window and intercommunicating doors to the dining room which has a tiled floor, two velux roof windows, patio doors and is open plan to the kitchen.


Late 16th century: from Anglo-Latin intercommunicat- 'mutually communicated', from the verb intercommunicare.



Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəkəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The real barrier to public networks supporting intercommunication is the lack of a business model that makes sense.
  • There was little intercommunication, nor has any attempt to resolve this problem since then been successful.
  • Once students understand this language, they can put this new literacy into practice in intercommunication with teachers and their peers.


Pronunciation: /ˌɪntəkəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv/

Words that rhyme with intercommunicate

communicate, excommunicate, tunicate

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