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.
- discontinuation test,
- discontinuous variation,
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
verb -ues, -uing or -ued
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.