Discontinue Definition

dĭskən-tĭnyo͝o
discontinued, discontinues, discontinuing
verb
discontinued, discontinues, discontinuing
To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up.
Webster's New World
To cease making or manufacturing.
Discontinued the sports car in the 1960s.
American Heritage
To effect a discontinuance of (a suit)
Webster's New World
To cease subscribing to (a publication).
American Heritage
To stop; end.
Webster's New World
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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

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