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Pronunciation:  `diskun'tinyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break the silence"
  2. [v]  put an end to a state or an activity; "Quit teasing your little brother"
  3. [v]  come or be at an end; "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

DISCONTINUE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: break, break off, cease, give up, lay off, quit, stop, stop
 Antonyms: bear on, carry on, continue, go along, go on, keep, preserve, proceed, uphold
 See Also: bog, bog down, break, break up, cheese, close off, cut off, disrupt, drop, end, end, expire, finish, fizzle, fizzle out, fracture, interrupt, knock off, leave off, peter out, pull the plug, retire, run out, shut off, sign off, taper off, terminate, terminate, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis`con*tin"ue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Discontinued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discontinuing}.] [Cf. F.
    To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice
    or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease
    using, to stop; to leave off.
          Set up their conventicles again, which had been
          discontinued.                            --Bp. Burnet.
          I have discontinued school Above a twelvemonth. --Shak.
          Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these
          parts the space of seven hundred years.  --Daniel.
          They modify and discriminate the voice, without
          appearing to discontinue it.             --Holder.
  2. \Dis`con*tin"ue\, v. i.
    1. To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted
       or broken off. --Bacon.
    2. To be separated or severed; to part.
             Thyself shalt discontinue from thine heritage.
                                                   --Jer. xvii.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abandon, abjure, abort, belay, break, break off, break the habit, cancel, cease, come off, cut it out, cut out, desist, disarrange, disjoin, disuse, drop, drop it, end, forswear, give, give over, give up, halt, have done with, hold, interrupt, kick, knock it off, lay off, leave off, let go, nol-pros, not pursue with, put behind one, quit, refrain, relinquish, renounce, resign, scrub, shake, stay, stop, surcease, suspend, swear off, take the pledge, terminate, throw off, waive