cessation


ces·sa·tion

noun \se-ˈsā-shən\

: a stopping of some action : a pause or stop

Full Definition of CESSATION

:  a temporary or final ceasing (as of action) :  stop

Examples of CESSATION

  1. Relapses after cessation of treatment are common.
  2. <the cessation of the snowstorm was a relief>

Origin of CESSATION

Middle English cessacioun, from Middle French cessation, from Latin cessation-, cessatio delay, idleness, from cessare to delay, be idle — more at cease
First Known Use: 15th century

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