dis·​con·​tin·​ued ˌdis-kən-ˈtin-(ˌ)yüd How to pronounce discontinued (audio)
: no longer produced or provided
a discontinued product/service
Some of these PC's are surprisingly good. Others are cobbled together from discontinued parts.Peter H. Lewis
The suits ask that the insurers pay civil penalties and resume discontinued coverage.Time

Examples of discontinued in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sanofi has reached an agreement in principle to settle 4,000 US lawsuits linking the discontinued heartburn drug Zantac to cancer, the company said on Wednesday. CNN, 5 Apr. 2024 The current Model 3 Dual Motor is capable of running from 0-60 in 4.2 seconds, and the discontinued Model 3 Performance could do the sprint in 3.3 seconds with just 450-ish horsepower on tap. Bradley Brownell / Jalopnik, Quartz, 27 Feb. 2024 Starry was launched by PepsiCo in January 2023, replacing the discontinued Sierra Mist and competing against popular lemon lime sodas Sprite and 7 Up. Jaden Thompson, Variety, 11 Feb. 2024 The Company reported a net income of $2.7 billion, up meaningfully compared to a net loss of $2.4 billion in FY22, mainly due to higher income from discontinued operations. Joe Cornell, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The groups are also asking for rules that allow consumers to take products to a repair shop of their choice or do DIY repair and require discontinued products to still have their key functions intact. Amrita Khalid, The Verge, 14 Nov. 2023 The company has incinerated more than 1.6 million pounds of vaping waste in recent years, mostly unsold inventory or discontinued products. Matthew Perrone, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2023 Other discontinued flavors are more creative, like the piñata party Blizzard, red velvet cake Blizzard and cotton candy Blizzard. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 10 Sep. 2023 Well weighted for casting Durable Extremely buoyant with movement that draws strikes With a relatively short run of fame compared to lures like Creek Chub and Atom, the discontinued Yo-Zuri Surface Cruiser is sorely missed among striped bass hunters. Jimmy Fee, Field & Stream, 13 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discontinued was in 1886

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“Discontinued.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discontinued. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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