verb (used with object), dis·con·tin·ued, dis·con·tin·u·ing.
verb (used without object), dis·con·tin·ued, dis·con·tin·u·ing.
Origin of discontinue
Examples from the Web for discontinue
We are therefore choosing to discontinue it after seven years.
“At a certain point in my career as an artist, I made a necessary decision to discontinue suffering fools,” he scoffs.‘The Spoils of Babylon’: IFC’s Cheeky Miniseries Starring Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and More|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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For refusing to discontinue his work Andrew Bryan was twice imprisoned.
I told him that after six months if I found that I could get along without him I should discontinue the arrangement.Autobiography of Charles Clinton Nourse|Charles Clinton Nourse
There was a proposition in a township there to discontinue public schools because they were too expensive.Mark Twain's Speeches|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Why not discontinue a certain fashion magazine and add a financial one?
It was thought best to discontinue the removal of the bodies from the rear through Theatre alley to Myrtle avenue.Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for discontinue
verb -ues, -uing or -ued
Word Origin and History for discontinue
late 14c., from Old French discontinuer (14c.), from Medieval Latin discontinuare, from dis- "not" (see dis-) + Latin continuare "to continue" (see continue). Related: Discontinued; discontinuity; discontinuous; discontinuation.