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intermit

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verb in·ter·mit \-ˈmit\

Definition of intermit

in·ter·mit·tedin·ter·mit·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to cease for a time or at intervals :  discontinue

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to be intermittent

in·ter·mit·ter noun


Origin of intermit

Latin intermittere, from inter- + mittere to send


First Known Use: circa 1542


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