intermit

verb
in·​ter·​mit | \ ˌin-tər-ˈmit How to pronounce intermit (audio) \
intermitted; intermitting

Definition of intermit

transitive verb

: to cause to cease for a time or at intervals : discontinue

Other Words from intermit

intermitter noun

First Known Use of intermit

circa 1542, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for intermit

Latin intermittere, from inter- + mittere to send

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The first known use of intermit was circa 1542

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“Intermit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intermit. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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