verb (used with object), in·ter·mit·ted, in·ter·mit·ting.
verb (used without object), in·ter·mit·ted, in·ter·mit·ting.
- intermittent acute porphyria,
- intermittent claudication,
- intermittent cramp
Origin of intermit
Examples from the Web for intermit
The king had seemed willing, during some time, to intermit the blows which overwhelmed him.
I have known a man vehement on both sides, that knew no mean, either to intermit his studies or call upon them again.Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter|Ben Jonson
I will do this tonic justice, and frankly admit that the accursed portrait began to intermit its visits under its influence.J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 1|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
Though often in feeble health, he seldom allowed physical languor to intermit his work.
I may intermit my hopeless roarings, melancholy as those of any caged zoological beast.Nancy|Rhoda Broughton
verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted
Word Origin for intermit
1540s, from Latin intermittere "to leave off, omit, suspend, interrupt, neglect," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). Related: Intermitted; intermitting; intermittingly.