Definition of intermit in English:

intermit

Syllabification: in·ter·mit
Pronunciation: /ˌintərˈmit
 
/

verb (intermits, intermitting, intermitted)

[with object]
  • 1Suspend or discontinue (an action or practice) for a time: he was urged to intermit his application
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

Origin

mid 16th century: from Latin intermittere, from inter- 'between' + mittere 'let go'.

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