verb (intermits, intermitting, intermitted)[with object]
- 1Suspend or discontinue (an action or practice) for a time: he was urged to intermit his applicationMore example sentences
- And even the reputations of major figures at times fluctuate, with periods of obscurity intermitting their fame.
- Both species reproduce by cyclical parthenogenesis, in which phases of asexual reproduction are intermitted by sexual reproduction.
- His speech is short-breathed, intermitted by asthmatic grunts.
- 1.1 [no object] (Especially of a fever or pulse) cease or stop for a time.More example sentences
- Students in halls of residence who intermit or withdraw will only pay for the time they are resident.
- Students must complete the Leave to Intermit Form to obtain permission to intermit from the University.
- You should note that you cannot intermit for a period of more than two years consecutively.
mid 16th century: from Latin intermittere, from inter- 'between' + mittere 'let go'.
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