, -·ceased′, -·ceas′ing
Archaic to stop; end
Origin of surceaseMiddle English sursessen ; from Old French sursis, past participle of surseoir, to pause, delay ; from Classical Latin supersedere, to refrain from: see supersede
an end, or cessation
tr. & intr.v.sur·ceased, sur·ceas·ing, sur·ceas·es
To bring or come to an end; stop.
Origin of surceaseMiddle English surcesen, variant (influenced by cesen, to cease) of sursesen, from Anglo-Norman surseser, from Old French surseoir, sursis-, to refrain, from Latin supersed&emacron;re; see supersede.
(third-person singular simple present surceases, present participle surceasing, simple past and past participle surceased)