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discontinue

verb dis·con·tin·ue \ˌdis-kən-ˈtin-(ˌ)yü\

: to end (something)

: to stop making or offering (a product, service, etc.)

Full Definition of DISCONTINUE

transitive verb
1
:  to break the continuity of :  cease to operate, administer, use, produce, or take
2
:  to abandon or terminate by a legal discontinuance
intransitive verb
:  to come to an end
dis·con·tin·u·a·tion \-kən-ˌtin-yə-ˈwā-shən, -yü-ˈā-\ noun

Examples of DISCONTINUE

  1. He discontinued his visits to the psychiatrist.
  2. She chose to discontinue her studies.
  3. The company has announced that the current model will be discontinued next year.
  4. They are planning to discontinue bus service between the two towns.

Origin of DISCONTINUE

Middle English, from Anglo-French discontinuer, from Medieval Latin discontinuare, from Latin dis- + continuare to continue
First Known Use: 14th century

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