Meaning of CEASE in English


[cease] vb ceased ; [ME cesen, fr. MF cesser, fr. L cessare to hold back, be remiss, freq. of cedere] vt (14c): to cause to come to an end esp. gradually: no longer continue ~ vi 1 a: to come to an end b: to bring an activity or action to an end: discontinue

2. obs: to become extinct: die out syn see stop

[2]cease n (14c): cessation--usu. used with without

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