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intermit

[ in-ter-mit ]
/ 藢瑟n t蓹r藞m瑟t /
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verb (used with object), in路ter路mit路ted, in路ter路mit路ting.
to discontinue temporarily; suspend.
verb (used without object), in路ter路mit路ted, in路ter路mit路ting.
to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent.
to cease, stop, or break off operations for a time.
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Origin of intermit

1535鈥45; <Latin intermittere to leave a space between, drop (for a while), leave off, equivalent to inter-inter- + mittere to send, let go

OTHER WORDS FROM intermit

in路ter路mit路ter, in路ter路mit路tor, nounin路ter路mit路ting路ly, adverbun路in路ter路mit路ted, adjectiveun路in路ter路mit路ting, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for intermit

intermit
/ (藢瑟nt蓹藞m瑟t) /

verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted
to suspend (activity) or (of activity) to be suspended temporarily or at intervals

Derived forms of intermit

intermittingly, adverbintermittor, noun

Word Origin for intermit

C16: from Latin intermittere to leave off, from inter- + mittere to send
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