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- Stopping and starting at intervals; coming after a particular time span; not steady or constant
- The day was cloudy with intermittent rain.
- Intermittent bugs are most difficult to reproduce.
- (specifically, geology, of a body of water) Existing only for certain seasons; that is, being dry for part of the year.
- The area has many intermittent lakes and streams.
stopping and starting at intervals
intermittent (plural intermittents)
- (medicine, dated) An intermittent fever or disease.
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- "intermittent" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).