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discontinue


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discontinue  \Dis`con*tin"ue\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Discontinued};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Discontinuing}.]  [Cf.  F. 
  discontinuer.] 
  To  interrupt  the  continuance  of  to  intermit,  as  a  practice 
  or  habit;  to  put  an  end  to  to  cause  to  cease;  to  cease 
  using,  to  stop;  to  leave  off 
 
  Set  up  their  conventicles  again  which  had  been 
  discontinued.  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  I  have  discontinued  school  Above  a  twelvemonth.  --Shak. 
 
  Taught  the  Greek  tongue,  discontinued  before  in  these 
  parts  the  space  of  seven  hundred  years.  --Daniel. 
 
  They  modify  and  discriminate  the  voice,  without 
  appearing  to  discontinue  it  --Holder. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discontinue  \Dis`con*tin"ue\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  lose  continuity  or  cohesion  of  parts  to  be  disrupted 
  or  broken  off  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  be  separated  or  severed;  to  part 
 
  Thyself  shalt  discontinue  from  thine  heritage. 
  --Jer.  xvii. 
  4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discontinue 
  v  1:  put  an  end  to  a  state  or  an  activity;  "Quit  teasing  your 
  little  brother"  [syn:  {stop},  {cease},  {give  up},  {quit}, 
  {lay  off}]  [ant:  {continue}] 
  2:  come  or  be  at  an  end  "the  support  from  our  sponsoring 
  agency  will  discontinue  after  March  31"  [ant:  {continue}] 
  3:  prevent  completion;  "stop  the  project";  "break  the  silence" 
  [syn:  {break},  {break  off},  {stop}] 




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