interrupt + -ed2

noninterrupted, adjective
noninterruptedly, adverb
noninterruptedness, noun
uninterrupted, adjective
uninterruptedly, adverb
uninterruptedness, noun Unabridged


[v. in-tuh-ruhpt; n. in-tuh-ruhpt]
verb (used with object)
to cause or make a break in the continuity or uniformity of (a course, process, condition, etc.).
to break off or cause to cease, as in the middle of something: He interrupted his work to answer the bell.
to stop (a person) in the midst of doing or saying something, especially by an interjected remark: May I interrupt you to comment on your last remark?
verb (used without object)
to cause a break or discontinuance; interfere with action or speech, especially by interjecting a remark: Please don't interrupt.
Computers. a hardware signal that breaks the flow of program execution and transfers control to a predetermined storage location so that another procedure can be followed or a new operation carried out.

1375–1425; late Middle English interrupten < Latin interruptus past participle of interrumpere to break apart, equivalent to inter- inter- + rup-, variant stem of rumpere to burst + -tus past participle suffix; see rupture

interruptedly, adverb
interruptedness, noun
interruptible, adjective
interruptive, adjective
noninterruptible, adjective
noninterruptive, adjective
reinterrupt, verb
self-interrupting, adjective
uninterruptible, adjective
uninterrupting, adjective
uninterruptive, adjective

1, 3. intermit. Interrupt, discontinue, suspend imply breaking off something temporarily or permanently. Interrupt may have either meaning: to interrupt a meeting. To discontinue is to stop or leave off, often permanently: to discontinue a building program. To suspend is to break off relations, operations, proceedings, privileges, etc., for a certain period of time, usually with the stipulation that they will be resumed at a stated time: to suspend operations during a strike.

1, 2. continue. Unabridged
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interrupt (ˌɪntəˈrʌpt)
1.  to break the continuity of (an action, event, etc) or hinder (a person) by intrusion
2.  (tr) to cease to perform (some action)
3.  (tr) to obstruct (a view)
4.  to prevent or disturb (a conversation, discussion, etc) by questions, interjections, or comment
5.  the signal to initiate the stopping of the running of one computer program in order to run another, after which the running of the original program is usually continued
[C15: from Latin interrumpere, from inter- + rumpere to break]

interrupted (ˌɪntəˈrʌptɪd)
1.  broken, discontinued, or hindered
2.  (of plant organs, esp leaves) not evenly spaced along an axis
3.  music Also: deceptive (of a cadence) progressing from the dominant chord to any other, such as the subdominant or submediant

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Word Origin & History

c.1420, from L. interruptus, pp. of interrumpere "break apart, break off," from inter- "between" + rumpere "to break" (see rupture, and compare corrupt).
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Example sentences
But if the treatment is stopped or interrupted, the virus typically bounds back
  almost immediately.
Their fasts were severe, and almost daily, and their devotions were only
  interrupted by necessary duties or other good works.
No coldness for so much as one moment ever interrupted the harmony or damped
  the affections of this holy couple.
There is an axiom that war is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of terror.
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