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cease



Pronunciation: (sēs), [key]
v., ceased, ceas•ing,
n.


v.i.
1. to stop; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist.
2. to come to an end: At last the war has ceased.
3. Obs.to pass away; die out.

v.t.
to put a stop or end to; discontinue: He begged them to cease their quarreling.

n.
cessation: The noise of the drilling went on for hours without cease.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

CearĂ¡cease-and-desist order
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