1. discontinued temporarily;
- Example: "we resumed the interrupted discussion"
2. intermittently stopping and starting;
- Example: "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"
- Example: "off-and-on static"
[syn: fitful, interrupted, off-and-on(a)]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Interrupt \In`ter*rupt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Interrupting.] [L. interruptus, p. p. of interrumpere to interrupt; inter between + rumpere to break. See Rupture.] [1913 Webster] 1. To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of; as, to interrupt the remarks of anyone speaking. [1913 Webster] Do not interrupt me in my course. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Interrupted \In`ter*rupt"ed\, a. 1. Broken; intermitted; suddenly stopped. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Irregular; -- said of any arrangement whose symmetry is destroyed by local causes, as when leaflets are interposed among the leaves in a pinnate leaf. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
interrupted adj 1: discontinued temporarily; "we resumed the interrupted discussion" 2: intermittently stopping and starting; "fitful (or interrupted) sleep"; "off-and-on static" [syn: fitful, interrupted, off-and-on(a)]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "interrupted": broken, broken off, chopped-off, choppy, decousu, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, discrete, disjunctive, episodic, fitful, herky-jerky, incoherent, intermittent, irregular, jagged, jerky, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, parenthetic, patchy, scrappy, snatchy, spasmodic, spotty, suspended, unconnected, unjoined, unsuccessive