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.
Origin: 1535–45; Related forms
< Latin intermittere
to leave a space between, drop (for a while), leave off, equivalent to inter- inter-
to send, let go
intermitter, intermittor, noun
1, 3. interrupt. 3. desist.