intermitter, intermittor, n.intermittingly, adv.
/in'teuhr mit"/, v., intermitted, intermitting.
1. to discontinue temporarily; suspend.
2. to stop or pause at intervals; be intermittent.
3. to cease, stop, or break off operations for a time.
[1535-45; < L intermittere to leave a space between, drop (for a while), leave off, equiv. to inter- INTER- + mittere to send, let go]
Syn. 1, 3. interrupt. 3. desist.

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