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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intermit  \In`ter*mit"\,  v.  i. 
  To  cease  for  a  time  or  at  intervals;  to  moderate;  to  be 
  intermittent,  as  a  fever.  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intermit  \In`ter*mit"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Intermitted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Intermitting}.]  [L.  intermittere  inter  between 
  +  mittere  missum,  to  send:  cf  OE  entremeten  to  busy  (one's 
  self)  with  F.  s'entremettre.  See  {Missile}.] 
  To  cause  to  cease  for  a  time,  or  at  intervals;  to  interrupt; 
  to  suspend. 
 
  Pray  to  the  gods  to  intermit  the  plague.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intermit 
  v  :  cease  an  action  temporarily;  "We  pause  for  station 
  identification";  "let's  break  for  lunch"  [syn:  {pause},  {break}] 




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