Definition of DISCONTINUE

to bring (as an action or operation) to an immediate end <the editors were told to discontinue the printing of rumors in the student paper immediately>
to stop doing (something) permanently <we have discontinued the manufacture of that item>
Synonyms abandon, discontinue, drop, give up, knock off, lay off (of), pack (up or in)
to come to an end <publication of the magazine will discontinue at the end of the year>
Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind down
Near Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protract

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