interrupted

[ in-tuh-ruhp-tid ]
/ ˌɪn təˈrʌp tɪd /

adjective

broken off or discontinuous: Even one night of interrupted sleep can affect your mood.
Botany. having an irregular or discontinuous arrangement, as of leaflets along a stem.

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Origin of interrupted

First recorded in 1550–60; interrupt + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for interrupted

interrupted
/ (ˌɪntəˈrʌptɪd) /

adjective

broken, discontinued, or hindered
(of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis
Also: deceptive music (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as the subdominant or submediant

Derived forms of interrupted

interruptedly, adverb
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