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cessation

[ se-sey-shuhn ]

noun

  1. a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance:

    a cessation of hostilities.

    Synonyms: recess, stay, suspension, end, halt, stop



cessation

/ sɛˈseɪʃən /

noun

  1. a ceasing or stopping; discontinuance; pause

    temporary cessation of hostilities



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Word History and Origins

Origin of cessation1

1350–1400; Middle English cessacio ( u ) n < Latin cessātiōn- (stem of cessātiō ) delay, inactivity, stoppage, equivalent to cessāt ( us ) past participle of cessāre to delay, stop ( cess ( us ) yielded, ceded ( ced- cede + -tus past participle suffix) + -ātus -ate 1 ) + -iōn- -ion
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Word History and Origins

Origin of cessation1

C14: from Latin cessātiō a delaying, inactivity, from cessāre to be idle, desist from, from cēdere to yield, cede
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Example Sentences

It potentially shows the complex set of cascading events that can follow from human activity or the cessation of human activity.

The $40 million will help fund vaping cessation and prevention programs, as well as e-cigarette-focused research.

From Time

Across their stories, we read how their bodies changed over the years, with their breasts withering, the cessation of menstruation — and their skin gaining a darker and coarse complexion.

When nicotine-replacement therapies went over-the-counter for smoking cessation, we saw increases in utilization simply from going from requiring a prescription to going to over-the-counter.

This path led to an increasing level of military engagement with tribes across the West, and consequently the signing of treaties intended to subdue Native peoples and to force the cessation of lands.

They wrote a campaign platform that called, “after four years of failure to restore the Union,” for “a cessation of hostilities.”

Some have speculated that cessation of CPR decreases pressure in the chest cavity, allowing blood to return to the heart.

In that regard, no one knows whether cessation of potent anti-HIV medications will result in newly detectable virus.

It is unclear if this week's cessation of hostilities will be able to put that genie back in the bottle.

On Thursday, delegates representing the government signed a cessation of hostilities agreement with the armed opposition.

The declaration of war, or cessation thereof, used to be proclaimed in the market by the High Bailiff.

But Mrs. Armine still lay awake, felt as if the cessation of the singing had made her less capable of sleeping.

The third skulker took advantage of the cessation of firing to tumble down from his perch and fly for his life.

Towards the end of the last decade of the nineteenth century there was for a time a cessation of the continuous increase.

The cessation of Welsh distractions had greatly favoured the advancement of Shrewsbury.

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