cessation

noun
ces·​sa·​tion | \ se-ˈsā-shən \

Definition of cessation

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

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Examples of cessation in a Sentence

Relapses after cessation of treatment are common. the cessation of the snowstorm was a relief

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And in Lake County, health department officials are pleased to see an influx of residents who have sought out one-on-one counseling for tobacco cessation since the Waukegan Housing Authority went smoke-free in June. Vikki Ortiz, chicagotribune.com, "As public housing buildings go smoke-free, health advocates mobilize to help residents quit," 2 July 2018 In recent years, France has moved to feature gruesome photos of diseased lungs on cigarette packs, while also forcing companies to remove brand names from the covers and other deterrent measures such as government reimbursement of cessation aids. Elena Berton, USA TODAY, "The French still love their cigarettes. But the once chic image is going up in smoke," 2 July 2018 Wilson did all this over the heads of the British and French, but the cessation of hostilities achieved their aims as well. Arthur Herman, WSJ, "The Danger of Rushing Into Peace," 11 Nov. 2018 Tushingham, as well as Josiah Black Eagle Pinkham, a Nez Perce cultural specialist who consulted on the work, hope this long history helps in modern-day smoking-cessation efforts for tribes. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "What a new WSU study tells us about the earliest days of smoking tobacco in the Northwest," 30 Oct. 2018 For more help with smoking cessation, the American Lung Association offers free information at 800-LUNGUSA and lung.org. Consumer Reports, Washington Post, "Smoking even one cigarette a day raises risk for coronary heart disease," 16 Apr. 2018 In reality, that means that there are no consequences for violations of the cessation. Janine Di Giovanni, Newsweek, "Syria Cease-Fire Faces Deep Skepticism on All Sides," 15 Sep. 2016 Tensions persisted following the cessation of active hostilities after Ethiopia rejected a U.N. ruling and refused to cede border regions to Eritrea. Nicholas Bariyo, WSJ, "Ethiopia, Eritrea Reopen Border Crossings," 11 Sep. 2018 His death, like those of the other men who were killed on the war’s last couple of days, has often been described as futile, because the combatant countries had by then agreed on a precise timetable for the cessation of fighting. Brendan Simms, WSJ, "‘Peace at Last’ Review: Remembering Flanders Fields," 11 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of cessation

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cessation

Middle English cessacioun, from Middle French cessation, from Latin cessation-, cessatio delay, idleness, from cessare to delay, be idle — more at cease

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cessation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cessation

: a stopping of some action : a pause or stop

cessation

noun
ces·​sa·​tion | \ se-ˈsā-shən \

Kids Definition of cessation

: a coming to a stop

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