Etymology
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discontinue (v.)

late 14c., discontinuen, "be interrupted, cease, stop," from Old French discontinuer (14c.), from Medieval Latin discontinuare "discontinue," from dis- "not" (see dis-) + Latin continuare "to continue" (see continue). Transitive sense "cause to cease" is from late 15c. Related: Discontinued; discontinuity; discontinuous; discontinuation.

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Definitions of discontinue

discontinue (v.)
put an end to a state or an activity;
Synonyms: stop / cease / give up / quit / lay off
discontinue (v.)
come to or be at an end;
the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31
discontinue (v.)
prevent completion;
Synonyms: break / break off / stop
From wordnet.princeton.edu