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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A pause or stop. Discontinuance of an action or motion.

Usage examples (28)
  • Every creative act is a sudden cessation of stupidity.
  • A cessation of the thunder
  • The idea of cessation is not so much being calmed down as suddenly being stopped.
  • And why is it that you keep using the word cessation of hostilities and not a ceasefire? for more
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