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[in-tuh-ruhp-tid] /ˌɪn təˈrʌp tɪd/
adjective, Botany.
having an irregular or discontinuous arrangement, as of leaflets along a stem.
Origin of interrupted
Related forms
noninterrupted, adjective
noninterruptedly, adverb
noninterruptedness, noun
uninterrupted, adjective
uninterruptedly, adverb
uninterruptedness, noun Unabridged
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  • All night long the troops were pouring in in an uninterrupted stream.

    The Downfall Emile Zola
  • If only he could find time for six months' uninterrupted work!

    The Education of Eric Lane Stephen McKenna
  • Their progress was steady for some time, uninterrupted by ill luck of any kind.

    When the West Was Young Frederick R. Bechdolt
  • For perhaps five minutes the cheerful fire crackled on uninterrupted.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • On and on Jim went in uninterrupted, almost breathless silence.

British Dictionary definitions for uninterrupted


not broken, discontinued, or hindered: an uninterrupted view


broken, discontinued, or hindered
(of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis
(music) Also deceptive. (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as the subdominant or submediant
Derived Forms
interruptedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for uninterrupted

c.1600, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of interrupt. Related: Uninterruptedly.

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