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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Intermit \In`ter*mit"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Intermitted; p. pr. & vb. n. Intermitting.] [L. intermittere; inter between + mittere, missum, to send: cf. OE. entremeten to busy (one's self) with, F. s'entremettre. See Missile.] To cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt; to suspend. [1913 Webster] Pray to the gods to intermit the plague. --Shak. [1913 Webster]