intermit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v intermit cease an action temporarily "We pause for station identification","let's break for lunch"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Intermit To cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt; to suspend. "Pray to the gods to intermit the plague."
    • v. i Intermit To cease for a time or at intervals; to moderate; to be intermittent, as a fever.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • intermit To put a temporary stop to; suspend or delay; interrupt: as, to intermit one's efforts.
    • intermit To omit; pass by or over; neglect.
    • intermit To cease or break off for a time; come to a temporary stop; stop or pause at intervals: as, a spring that intermits once in three minutes; an intermitting pulse.
    • intermit Synonyms Subside, etc. See abate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Intermit in-tėr-mit′ to cause to cease for a time: to interrupt
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. intermittere,; inter, between + mittere, missum, to send: cf. OE. entremeten, to busy (one's self) with, F. s'entremettre,. See Missile
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. intermittĕre, -missuminter, between, mittĕre, to cause to go.

Usage

In literature:

Not for a moment did Lallemant and Villetard, the two French agents, intermit their revolutionary agitation in the town.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
Not that the feeling has never intermitted, but it is the habit of my mind.
"Loss and Gain" by John Henry Newman
The intermitting pulse, and pain in the arms, sufficiently distinguish this disease from asthma, and from anasarcous lungs.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
To intermit or relieve work.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
He could intermit the action of a Parliament for a time, sending the members to their homes until he should summon them again.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
She's down with intermitting fever, and old Miss Beadles is dead and buried.
"Eyebright" by Susan Coolidge
For a time at least the chase was intermitted.
"Tales of Space and Time" by Herbert George Wells
The prodigious explosive power has now been exhausted, and has perhaps been intermitted for some time.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
The monks, called, from their never intermitted worship, the Sleepless, in close connection with Rome, suffered severely.
"The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI" by Thomas W. (Thomas William) Allies
They intermitted their occupations to stare at him.
"The Doctor's Family" by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
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In poetry:

One morn we strolled on our dry walk,
Or quiet home all full in view,
And held such intermitted talk
As we are wont to do.
"Anecdote For Fathers" by William Wordsworth
"O ye sanguinary statesmen, intermit your verbal tussles!
O ye editors and orators, consent to hear my lay!
Rest a little while the digital and maxillary muscles
And attend to what a Venerable Person has to say.
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Due to the unprecedented rainfall in the Midwest over the past few days, Interbike servers are intermittingly experiencing outages.
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In science:

Since the actual size of the convective patterns has not changed much between the laminar and more complex cases, the more complex flows are more intermitent and imprint less effectively upon the stable zone.
Looking Deep Within an A-type Star: Core Convection Under the Influence of Rotation
This type of the system behavior has been called intermitted generalized synchronization (IGS) by analogy with intermitted lag synchronization (ILS) [Phys.
Intermittent generalized synchronization in unidirectionally coupled chaotic oscillators
Due to the existence of unifying framework of coupled chaotic oscillators synchronization one can also expect the intermitted behavior at the threshold of the generalized synchronization appearance.
Intermittent generalized synchronization in unidirectionally coupled chaotic oscillators
This type of system behavior we called intermitted generalized synchronization (IGS) by analogy with intermitted lag synchronization (see ).
Intermittent generalized synchronization in unidirectionally coupled chaotic oscillators
For the coupling parameter values close to the onset of generalized synchronization the drive and response systems demonstrate the regime of intermitted generalized synchronization.
Intermittent generalized synchronization in unidirectionally coupled chaotic oscillators
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