to discontinue temporarily; suspend.
to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent.
to cease, stop, or break off operations for a time.
- in·ter·mit·ter, in·ter·mit·tor, noun
- in·ter·mit·ting·ly, adverb
- un·in·ter·mit·ted, adjective
- un·in·ter·mit·ting, adjective
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How to use intermit in a sentence
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
Prmrs cvittis intermit patrque urbem sine ll dmictine15 trdidit.Selections from Viri Romae | Charles Franois L'Homond
I did not intermit my labor, urged as I was by a mysterious instinct downward.
Dick was one of those people whose wrath has a tendency to intermit and get cold, even to perish, temporarily, from forgetfulness.Mount Music | E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
So, in dependence on those prophets, they applied themselves earnestly to building, and did not intermit one day.The Antiquities of the Jews | Flavius Josephus
British Dictionary definitions for intermit
to suspend (activity) or (of activity) to be suspended temporarily or at intervals
- intermittingly, adverb
- intermittor, noun
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