Discontinuer

discontinue

[dis-kuhn-tin-yoo]
verb (used with object), discontinued, discontinuing.
1.
to put an end to; stop; terminate: to discontinue nuclear testing.
2.
to cease to take, use, subscribe to, etc.: to discontinue a newspaper.
3.
Law. to terminate or abandon (a suit, claim, or the like).
verb (used without object), discontinued, discontinuing.
4.
to come to an end or stop; cease; desist.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French discontinuer < Medieval Latin discontinuāre. See dis-1, continue

discontinuer, noun
undiscontinued, adjective


1. See interrupt.


1. resume.
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discontinue (ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuː)
 
vb , -ues, -uing, -ued
1.  to come or bring to an end; interrupt or be interrupted; stop
2.  (tr) law to terminate or abandon (an action, suit, etc)
 
discon'tinuance
 
n
 
discontinu'ation
 
n
 
discon'tinuer
 
n

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discontinue
late 15c., from O.Fr. discontinuer (14c.), from M.L. discontinuare, from dis- "not" (see dis-) + continuare "to continue" (see continue). Related: Discontinued; discontinuity; discontinuous.
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