from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To suspend or cause to suspend activity temporarily or periodically.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To interrupt, to stop or cease temporarily or periodically; to suspend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt; to suspend.
- intransitive v. To cease for a time or at intervals; to moderate; to be intermittent, as a fever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To put a temporary stop to; suspend or delay; interrupt: as, to intermit one's efforts.
- To omit; pass by or over; neglect.
- 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.
- Synonyms Subside, etc. See abate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. cease an action temporarily
Latin intermittere : inter-, inter- + mittere, to let go.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin intermittere, from inter- + mittere. (Wiktionary)