1. stopped permanently or temporarily
; - Example: "discontinued models"- Example: "a discontinued magazine"- Example: "a discontinued conversation"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Discontinue \Dis`con*tin"ue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
Discontinued; p. pr. & vb. n. Discontinuing.] [Cf. F.
To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice
or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease
using, to stop; to leave off.
Set up their conventicles again, which had been
discontinued. --Bp. Burnet.
I have discontinued school
Above a twelvemonth. --Shak.
Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these
parts the space of seven hundred years. --Daniel.
They modify and discriminate the voice, without
appearing to discontinue it. --Holder.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: stopped permanently or temporarily; "discontinued
models"; "a discontinued magazine"; "a discontinued
conversation" [ant: continued]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
63 Moby Thesaurus words for "discontinued":
abandoned, abjured, antiquated, antique, archaic, broken,
broken off, chopped-off, choppy, decousu, deserted, disconnected,
discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, disused, done with, episodic,
fitful, herky-jerky, incoherent, intermittent, interrupted,
irregular, jagged, jerky, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential,
nonserial, nonuniform, not worth saving, obsolescent, obsolete,
old, old-fashioned, on the shelf, out, out of use, out-of-date,
outdated, outmoded, outworn, parenthetic, past use, patchy,
pensioned off, relinquished, renounced, resigned, retired, scrappy,
snatchy, spasmodic, spotty, superannuate, superannuated,
superseded, suspended, unconnected, unjoined, unsuccessive,