cease-fire

noun
\ ˈsēs-ˈfi(-ə)r How to pronounce cease-fire (audio) \

Definition of cease-fire

1 : a military order to cease firing
2 : a suspension of active hostilities

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First Known Use of cease-fire

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cease-fire was in 1844

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“Cease-fire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cease-fire. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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