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.