verb (used with object), intermitted, intermitting.
to discontinue temporarily; suspend.
verb (used without object), intermitted, intermitting.
to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent.
to cease, stop, or break off operations for a time.

1535–45; < Latin intermittere to leave a space between, drop (for a while), leave off, equivalent to inter- inter- + mittere to send, let go

intermitter, intermittor, noun
intermittingly, adverb
unintermitted, adjective
unintermitting, adjective

1, 3. interrupt. 3. desist. Unabridged
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intermit (ˌɪntəˈmɪt)
vb , -mits, -mitting, -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]

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Intermit tent streams have seasonal flow and a continuous well-defined channel.
Pump-ing of reacted slurry to a gypsum transfer tank is intermit tent.
The pier itself was a dubious shelter, receiving intermit tent machine-gun and sniper fire from both sides.
Continuous and intermit- tent operation of the incinerator were also considered.
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