Simple Definition of discontinue
: to end (something)
: to stop making or offering (a product, service, etc.)
Examples of discontinue
He discontinued his visits to the psychiatrist.
She chose to discontinue her studies.
The company has announced that the current model will be discontinued next year.
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
Synonym Discussion of discontinue
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