• Cease


    • IPA: /siːs/
    • Rhymes: -iːs


    from Middle English cesen, cessen, from Middle French cesser ("to cease, blin"), from Latin cessō ("leave off"), frequentative of cēdō ("to leave off, go away").

    Full definition of cease


    1. (formal, intransitive) To stop.And with that, his twitching ceased.
    2. (formal, transitive) To stop doing (something).And with that, he ceased twitching.
    3. (obsolete) To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
      • Bible, Deuteronomy xv. 11The poor shall never cease out of the land.
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