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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of interrupt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Broken; intermitted; suddenly stopped.
  • adj. Irregular; -- said of any arrangement whose symmetry is destroyed by local causes, as when leaflets are interposed among the leaves in a pinnate leaf.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Broken; intermitted; fitful; acting irregularly or unequally.
  • In botany: Having the principal leaflets divided by intervals of smaller ones: applied to compound leaves.
  • Having the larger spikes divided by a series of smaller ones: applied to flowers: opposed to continuous.
  • In zoology, suddenly stopped; having a gap or hiatus: as, an interrupted stria.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. intermittently stopping and starting
  • adj. discontinued temporarily

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