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[in-ter-mit] /ˌɪn tərˈmɪt/

verb (used with object), intermitted, intermitting.
to discontinue temporarily; suspend.
verb (used without object), intermitted, intermitting.
to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent.
to cease, stop, or break off operations for a time.
verb -mits, -mitting, -mitted
to suspend (activity) or (of activity) to be suspended temporarily or at intervals

1540s, from Latin intermittere “to leave off, omit, suspend, interrupt, neglect,” from inter- “between” (see inter-) + mittere “to send” (see mission). Related: Intermitted; intermitting; intermittingly.


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