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interruption in the intensity or amount of something abatement , hiatus , reprieve , respite , suspension
instance of sudden interruption abruption , breaking off
state of inactivity following an interruption arrest , check , halt , hitch , stay , stop , stoppage
sudden minor shock or meaningless interruption blip
pause or interruption in verse or conversation caesura
pause or interruption (as in a conversation) caesura
quality of something that continues without end or interruption ceaselessness , continuousness , incessancy , incessantness
electric current interruption circuit breaker
act of continuing an activity without interruption continuance , continuation
inadvertent interruption in a broadcast during which there is no sound dead air
act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent) discontinuance , discontinuation
activity that is an intrusion or interruption disturbance , perturbation
urinary bladder disorder resulting from interruption of the reflex arc normally associated with voiding urine; absence of bladder sensation and over-filling of the bladder and inability to urinate voluntarily flaccid bladder
failure of a jet engine caused by an interruption of the fuel supply or by faulty combustion flame-out
interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement freeze , halt
surgical interruption of nerve tracts to and from the frontal lobe of the brain; often results in marked cognitive and personality changes frontal lobotomy , leucotomy , leukotomy , lobotomy , prefrontal leucotomy , prefrontal leukotomy , prefrontal lobotomy
localized death of living cells (as from infection or the interruption of blood supply) gangrene , mortification , necrosis , sphacelus
gap or interruption hiatus , lacuna
quality of being intermittent; subject to interruption or periodic stopping intermittence , intermittency
most common kind of stroke; caused by an interruption in the flow of blood to the brain (as from a clot blocking a blood vessel) ischaemic stroke , ischemic stroke
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