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in·ter·mit

 (ĭn′tər-mĭt′) Archaic
v. in·ter·mit·ted, in·ter·mit·ting, in·ter·mits
v.intr.
To suspend an activity; cease.
v.tr.
To suspend (an activity).

[Latin intermittere : inter-, inter- + mittere, to let go.]

in′ter·mit′ter n.

intermit

(ˌɪntəˈmɪt)
vb, -mits, -mitting or -mitted
to suspend (activity) or (of activity) to be suspended temporarily or at intervals
[C16: from Latin intermittere to leave off, from inter- + mittere to send]
ˌinterˈmittingly adv
ˌinterˈmittor, ˌinterˈmitter n

in•ter•mit

(ˌɪn tərˈmɪt)

v. -mit•ted, -mit•ting. v.t.
1. to discontinue temporarily; suspend.
v.i.
2. to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent.
3. to cease or break off operations for a time.
[1535–45; < Latin intermittere to discontinue, leave off =inter- inter- + mittere to send, let go]
in`ter•mit′ter, in`ter•mit′tor, n.
in`ter•mit′ting•ly, adv.

intermit


Past participle: intermitted
Gerund: intermitting

Imperative
intermit
intermit
Present
I intermit
you intermit
he/she/it intermits
we intermit
you intermit
they intermit
Preterite
I intermitted
you intermitted
he/she/it intermitted
we intermitted
you intermitted
they intermitted
Present Continuous
I am intermitting
you are intermitting
he/she/it is intermitting
we are intermitting
you are intermitting
they are intermitting
Present Perfect
I have intermitted
you have intermitted
he/she/it has intermitted
we have intermitted
you have intermitted
they have intermitted
Past Continuous
I was intermitting
you were intermitting
he/she/it was intermitting
we were intermitting
you were intermitting
they were intermitting
Past Perfect
I had intermitted
you had intermitted
he/she/it had intermitted
we had intermitted
you had intermitted
they had intermitted
Future
I will intermit
you will intermit
he/she/it will intermit
we will intermit
you will intermit
they will intermit
Future Perfect
I will have intermitted
you will have intermitted
he/she/it will have intermitted
we will have intermitted
you will have intermitted
they will have intermitted
Future Continuous
I will be intermitting
you will be intermitting
he/she/it will be intermitting
we will be intermitting
you will be intermitting
they will be intermitting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been intermitting
you have been intermitting
he/she/it has been intermitting
we have been intermitting
you have been intermitting
they have been intermitting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been intermitting
you will have been intermitting
he/she/it will have been intermitting
we will have been intermitting
you will have been intermitting
they will have been intermitting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been intermitting
you had been intermitting
he/she/it had been intermitting
we had been intermitting
you had been intermitting
they had been intermitting
Conditional
I would intermit
you would intermit
he/she/it would intermit
we would intermit
you would intermit
they would intermit
Past Conditional
I would have intermitted
you would have intermitted
he/she/it would have intermitted
we would have intermitted
you would have intermitted
they would have intermitted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.intermit - cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
cut off, disrupt, interrupt, break up - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
catch one's breath, take a breather, rest, breathe - take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
take five - take a break for five minutes; "The musicians took five during the rehearsal"
take ten - take a ten minute break; "The players took ten during the long rehearsal"
References in classic literature ?
or from above Should intermitted vengeance Arme again His red right hand to plague us?
Nothing bad passed for half an hour-- nothing at least, to be exact, but that each of the companions occasionally and covertly intermitted her pursuit in such a manner as to ascertain the degree of absorption of the other without turning round.
It lasted more or less through the night; and then intermitted, at that terrible time in the early morning-- from two o'clock to five--when the vital energies even of the healthiest of us are at their lowest.
The heating is characterized by two radiation phases intermitted by a relaxation phase.
Continuous, intermitted and sporadic motor unit activity in the trapezius muscle during prolonged computer work.
The three days of Redcrosse's dragon fight, intermitted with his restoration by the Well and the Tree of Life, identify it with the three days between Christ's death and resurrection, during which He overcomes the Old Dragon, as Satan is called in Revelation chapter 19.
Lebanese Army troops positioned at road intersection, behind sand-bagged roadblocks and fortified locations prevented civilians from approaching alleways and roads under intermitted sniper fire and staged patrols near the hot spots.