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cessation (s) (noun), cessations (pl)
1. A stop, pause, or interruption; especially, a permanent discontinuation.
2. A temporary or complete stopping; a discontinuance: "There was a cessation of hostilities between the two nations."
3. Etymology: from Old French cessation, from Latin cessationem, cessatio, "a delaying, ceasing", from Latin cessare, "to delay" directly related to cease, from Latin cessare, "to delay, to stop".

This was derived from cessus, the past participle of cedere, "to go away, to withdraw, to yield".

(the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma)
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abrupt cessation (s) (noun), abrupt cessations (pl)
A sudden stopping of taking a medication or medications.
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