Cease

Definition of Cease

Pronunciation: sēs
v. i.1.To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to desist; as, the noise ceased.
[imp. & p. p. Ceased (sēst); p. pr. & vb. n. Ceasing.]
2.To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
The poor shall never cease out of the land.
- Deut. xv. 11.
v. t.1.To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
But he, her fears to cease
Sent down the meek-eyed peace.
- Milton.
Cease, then, this impious rage.
- Milton
n.1.Extinction.

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