cessation

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noun ces·sa·tion \se-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of cessation

  1. :  a temporary or final ceasing (as of action) :  stop <mutually agreed to a cessation of fighting>

Examples of cessation in a sentence

  1. Relapses after cessation of treatment are common.

  2. <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

cessation

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noun ces·sa·tion \se-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of cessation for English Language Learners

  • : a stopping of some action : a pause or stop


CESSATION Defined for Kids

cessation

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noun ces·sa·tion \se-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of cessation for Students

  1. :  a coming to a stop



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