Definition of discontinue verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    discontinue

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈtɪnyu//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they discontinue
     
    he / she / it discontinues
     
    past simple discontinued
     
    -ing form discontinuing
     
     
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  1. 1 discontinue (doing) something to stop doing, using, or providing something, especially something that you have been doing, using, or providing regularly The doctor decided to discontinue the treatment after three months. The company has discontinued the practice of providing the staff with free lunches.
  2. 2[usually passive] discontinue something to stop making a product a sale of discontinued china
discontinuance
 
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discontinuation
 
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noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: discontinue