- IPA: /dɪskənˈtɪnju/
discontinue (discontinues, present participle discontinuing; past and past participle discontinued)
- 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.
- c. 1596–1598, William Shakespeare, “The Merchant of Venice”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act III, scene iv]:
- I have discontinued school / Above a twelvemonth.
- Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these parts the space of seven hundred years.
- They modify and discriminate the voice, without appearing to discontinue it.