- to discontinue temporarily; suspend.
- to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent.
- to cease, stop, or break off operations for a time.
Origin of intermit
Synonyms for intermit
Related Words for intermittinghinder, prevent, intrude, inhibit, impede, obstruct, hamper, defer, suspend, stop, detain, delay, arrest, postpone, hold, waive, bar, halt, eject, interrupt
Examples from the Web for intermitting
Historical Examples of intermitting
She's down with intermitting fever, and old Miss Beadles is dead and buried.Eyebright
The countenance was anxious, the pulse about 90, and intermitting irregularly.
The water is black and heavy, and subject to intermitting storms.Toilers of the Sea
The interrupter is the arrangement for intermitting the primary current.Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy
John Ambrose Fleming
Mrs. Tams, intermitting her duties, stood still and gazed at Rachel.The Price of Love
- to suspend (activity) or (of activity) to be suspended temporarily or at intervals