• IPA: /dɪskənˈtɪnju/

discontinue (discontinues, present participle discontinuing; past and past participle discontinued)

  1. 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.
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