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Meaning of INTERMIT

Pronunciation:  `intur'mit

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"

INTERMIT is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: break, pause
 See Also: break up, breathe, catch one's breath, cut off, disrupt, interrupt, rest, take a breather, take five, take ten



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In`ter*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Intermitted}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Intermitting}.] [L. intermittere; inter between
    + mittere, missum, to send: cf. OE. entremeten to busy (one's
    self) with, F. s'entremettre. See {Missile}.]
    To cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt;
    to suspend.
          Pray to the gods to intermit the plague. --Shak.
  2. \In`ter*mit"\, v. i.
    To cease for a time or at intervals; to moderate; to be
    intermittent, as a fever. --Pope.
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