Definition of cessation
: a temporary or final ceasing (as of action) : stop <mutually agreed to a cessation of fighting>
Examples of cessation in a sentence
Relapses after cessation of treatment are common.
<the cessation of the snowstorm was a relief>
Origin and Etymology of cessation
Middle English cessacioun, from Medieval French cessation, from Latin cessation-, cessatio delay, idleness, from cessare to delay, be idle — more at cease
First Known Use: 15th century
CESSATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cessation for English Language Learners
: a stopping of some action : a pause or stop
CESSATION Defined for Kids
Definition of cessation for Students
: a coming to a stop
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