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cessation (n.)

mid-15c., cessacyoun "interruption, a ceasing; abdication," from Latin cessationem (nominative cessatio) "a delaying, ceasing, tarrying," noun of action from past-participle stem of cessare "to delay" (from PIE root *ked- "to go, yield").

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Definitions of cessation

cessation (n.)
a stopping;
a cessation of the thunder
Synonyms: surcease
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