verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- interrogative sentence,
- interrupted fern,
- interrupted screw,
- interrupted suture,
Origin of interrupt
Examples from the Web for interruptive
Thus over and over reporters are told how Biden was boorish and interruptive and the administration is misleading on Afghanistan.Behind the Scenes at Debate, a Surreal Trip Inside the Spin Zone|David Freedlander|October 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The spell was potent enough in its way, but it dissolved when once interruptive laughter became generally audible.A Book of the Play|Dutton Cook
Word Origin for interrupt
1957, originally in computers, from interupt (v.).
c.1400, "to interfere with a legal right," from Latin interruptus, past participle of interrumpere "break apart, break off," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.), and compare corrupt). Meaning "to break into (a speech, etc.)" is early 15c. Related: Interrupted; interrupting.