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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interrupt  \In`ter*rupt"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Interrupted};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Interrupting}.]  [L.  interruptus,  p.  p.  of 
  interrumpere  to  interrupt;  inter  between  +  rumpere  to  break. 
  See  {Rupture}.] 
  1.  To  break  into  or  between;  to  stop,  or  hinder  by  breaking 
  in  upon  the  course  or  progress  of  to  interfere  with  the 
  current  or  motion  of  to  cause  a  temporary  cessation  of 
  as  to  interrupt  the  remarks  speaking. 
 
  Do  not  interrupt  me  in  my  course.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  divide;  to  separate;  to  break  the  monotony  of  as  the 
  evenness  of  the  road  was  not  interrupted  by  a  single  hill. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Interrupted  \In`ter*rupt"ed\,  a. 
  1.  Broken;  intermitted;  suddenly  stopped. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  Irregular;  --  said  of  any  arrangement  whose 
  symmetry  is  destroyed  by  local  causes,  as  when  leaflets 
  are  interposed  among  the  leaves  in  a  pinnate  leaf. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  interrupted 
  adj  1:  discontinued  temporarily;  "we  resumed  the  interrupted 
  discussion" 
  2:  intermittently  stopping  and  starting;  "fitful  (or 
  interrupted)  sleep";  "off-and-on  static"  [syn:  {fitful},  {off-and-on(a)}] 




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