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WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French discontinuer (14c.), from Medieval Latin discontinuare, from dis- "not" (see dis-) + Latin continuare "to continue" (see continue). Related: Discontinued; discontinuity; discontinuous; discontinuation.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.