Discontinue meaning

dĭskən-tĭnyo͝o
To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon.

Discontinued her visits to the museum; discontinued ferry service to the island.

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To come to an end.
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To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up.
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To stop; end.
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To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.

They plan to discontinue that design.

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To cease making or manufacturing.

Discontinued the sports car in the 1960s.

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To cease subscribing to (a publication).
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To effect a discontinuance of (a suit)
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Origin of discontinue

  • Middle English discontinuen from Old French descontinuer from Medieval Latin discontinuāre Latin dis- dis- Latin continuāre to continue continue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French discontinuer.

    From Wiktionary