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Definition of "intermit" [in•ter•mit]

  • To suspend or cause to suspend activity temporarily or periodically. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "intermit" in a sentence
  • "Those, then, who make use of ptisan in such diseases, should never for a day allow their vessels to be empty of it, if I may say so, but should use it and not intermit, unless it be necessary to stop for a time, in order to administer medicine or a clyster."
  • "In fevers which do not intermit, if the external parts be cold, and the internal burning hot, and fever prevail, it is a mortal sign."
  • "Fevers, not of the intermittent type, if they become exacerbated every third day are dangerous; but if they intermit in any form whatever, this shows that they are not dangerous."