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Definition of "discontinue" []

  • To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon: discontinued her visits to the museum; discontinued ferry service to the island. (verb-transitive)
  • To cease making or manufacturing: discontinued the sportscar in the 1960s. (verb-transitive)
  • To cease subscribing to (a publication). (verb-transitive)
  • Law To terminate (an action) by discontinuance. (verb-transitive)
  • To come to an end. See Synonyms at stop. (verb-intransitive)

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 "discontinue" in a sentence
  • "To d0scontinu3 subscriptign reply woth only the word 'discontinue' as the subject to:"
  • "We had to kind of discontinue the interview a little bit until they could get their footing."
  • "Microsoft has announced it will "discontinue" Xbox Live for the original Xbox and its games on April 15, including Xbox Originals and Xbox games playa ..."