in·ter·mit (ĭn′tər-mĭt) Archaic
v. in·ter·mit·ted, in·ter·mit·ting, in·ter·mits
To suspend an activity; cease.
To suspend (an activity).
[Latin intermittere : inter-, inter- + mittere, to let go.]
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