intermit

  • 1 Intermit — In ter*mit , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intermitted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Intermitting}.] [L. intermittere; inter between + mittere, missum, to send: cf. OE. entremeten to busy (one s self) with, F. s entremettre. See {Missile}.] To cause to cease for a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Intermit — In ter*mit , v. i. To cease for a time or at intervals; to moderate; to be intermittent, as a fever. Pope. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 intermit — index adjourn, cease, delay, desist, discontinue (break continuity), disrupt, fluctuate, interfere, interrupt …

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  • 4 intermit — (v.) 1540s, from L. intermittere to leave off, omit, suspend, interrupt, neglect, from inter between (see INTER (Cf. inter )) + mittere to send (see MISSION (Cf. mission)). Related: Intermitted; intermitting; intermittingly …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 intermit — suspend, stay, *defer, postpone Analogous words: interrupt, *arrest, check: *stop, discontinue: abate, reduce, lessen, *decrease Contrasted words: *continue, persist: * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 intermit — [in΄tər mit′] vt., vi. intermitted, intermitting [L intermittere < inter + mittere: see INTER & MISSION] to stop for a time; cease at intervals; make or be intermittent; discontinue intermitter n …

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  • 7 intermit — verb ( mitted; mitting) Etymology: Latin intermittere, from inter + mittere to send Date: circa 1542 transitive verb to cause to cease for a time or at intervals ; discontinue intransitive verb to be intermittent • intermitter noun …

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  • 8 intermit — intermitter, intermittor, n. intermittingly, adv. /in teuhr mit /, v., intermitted, intermitting. v.t. 1. to discontinue temporarily; suspend. v.i. 2. to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent. 3. to cease, stop, or break off operations for… …

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  • 9 intermit — verb /ɪntəˈmɪt/ To interrupt, to stop or cease temporarily or periodically; to suspend. Idleness [...] of body is nothing but a kind of of benumbing laziness, intermitting exercise, which, if we may believe Fernelius, “[...] makes them unapt to… …

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  • 10 intermit — To cease for a time …

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  • 11 intermit — Synonyms and related words: alternate, arrest, be here again, break, break off, call a break, call time, check, circle, cleanse, cleanse away, come again, come and go, come around, come round, come round again, come up again, cut off, cycle,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 intermit — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. suspend, cease, discontinue, interrupt; see halt 2 , pause …

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  • 13 intermit — v. a. == interfere with. Alys. 4025 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 14 intermit — in·ter·mit || ‚ɪntÉ™(r) mɪt v. stop temporarily, pause for a short period of time; stop intermittently; be stopped temporarily; be stopped intermittently …

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  • 15 intermit — [ˌɪntə mɪt] verb (intermits, intermitting, intermitted) suspend or discontinue for a time. ↘(especially of a fever or pulse) stop for a time. Origin C16: from L. intermittere, from inter between + mittere let go …

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  • 16 intermit — I. v. a. 1. Suspend, interrupt, stop for a while or for a time. 2. Discontinue, cease, stop, leave off, give over. II. v. n. Cease, abate, subside, be suspended, be interrupted, cease for a time …

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  • 17 intermit — v 1.(all temporarily) discontinue, suspend, end, halt, stay, arrest, terminate, put an end to, have done with. 2. pause, recess, break, take a break, take a breather, take time out, take five, rest on one s oars. 3.(all temporarily) cease, stop,… …

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  • 18 intermit — in·ter·mit …

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  • 19 intermit — in•ter•mit [[t]ˌɪn tərˈmɪt[/t]] v. mit•ted, mit•ting 1) to discontinue temporarily; suspend 2) to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent 3) to cease or break off operations for a time • Etymology: 1535–45; < L intermittere to discontinue …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 intermit — [c]/ɪntəˈmɪt / (say intuh mit) verb (intermitted, intermitting) –verb (t) 1. to discontinue temporarily; suspend. –verb (i) 2. to stop or pause at intervals, or be intermittent. 3. to cease, stop, or break off operations for a time. {Latin… …

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