intermit


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to intermit: InterMat, Internment camps

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 ?
Go therfore mighty powers, Terror of Heav'n, though fall'n; intend at home, While here shall be our home, what best may ease The present misery, and render Hell More tollerable; if there be cure or charm To respite or deceive, or slack the pain Of this ill Mansion: intermit no watch Against a wakeful Foe, while I abroad Through all the coasts of dark destruction seek Deliverance for us all: this enterprize None shall partake with me.
So together moved Mr Blifil and the doctor toward the sick-room; where the physician first entered, and approached the bed, in order to feel his patient's pulse, which he had no sooner done, than he declared he was much better; that the last application had succeeded to a miracle, and had brought the fever to intermit: so that, he said, there appeared now to be as little danger as he had before apprehended there were hopes.
The joint result of these circumstances would be, that a temporary combination of a few States to intermit the appointment of senators, could neither annul the existence nor impair the activity of the body; and it is not from a general and permanent combination of the States that we can have any thing to fear.
As a result, "a temporary combination of a few states, to intermit the appointment of Senators, could neither annul the existence nor impair the activity of the body." The House of Representatives, however, was susceptible because if the "State Legislatures were to be invested with an exclusive power of regulating these elections, every period of making them would be a delicate crisis in the national situation." (35) There was more at stake than just the danger of states disrupting the House by electing representative.
Since cantilever transducer piezoelectric energy is random and intermit, the circuit in nonworking time still consumes energy, which may cause unnecessary energy loss [36].