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cease (verb), ceases; ceased; ceasing
1. To put an end to or to stop doing something.
2. To come to an end or to discontinue an activity.
3. Etymology: from Old French cesser which came from Latin cessare, "to cease, to go slowly"; from cedere, "to go away, to withdraw, to yield"; originally, "to go, to leave".
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