[ dis-kuhn-tin-yoo ]
/ 藢d瑟s k蓹n藞t瑟n yu /
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verb (used with object), dis路con路tin路ued, dis路con路tin路u路ing.
to put an end to; stop; terminate: to discontinue nuclear testing.
to cease to take, use, subscribe to, etc.: to discontinue a newspaper.
Law. to terminate or abandon (a suit, claim, or the like).
verb (used without object), dis路con路tin路ued, dis路con路tin路u路ing.
to come to an end or stop; cease; desist.
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Origin of discontinue

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English, from Anglo-French discontinuer, from Medieval Latin discontinu膩re. See dis-1, continue

synonym study for discontinue

1. See interrupt.

OTHER WORDS FROM discontinue

dis路con路tin路u路er, nounun路dis路con路tin路ued, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for discontinue

/ (藢d瑟sk蓹n藞t瑟nju藧) /

verb -ues, -uing or -ued
to come or bring to an end; interrupt or be interrupted; stop
(tr) law to terminate or abandon (an action, suit, etc)

Derived forms of discontinue

discontinuance, noundiscontinuation, noundiscontinuer, noun
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