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- (UK) IPA: /ˌɪntɜː(ɹ)ˈmɪtn̩t/, X-SAMPA: /%Int3:(r)"mItn=t/
- (US) IPA: /ˌɪntɚˈmɪtn̩t/, X-SAMPA: /%Int@`"mItn=t/
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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.
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stopping and starting at intervals
intermittent (plural intermittents)
- (medicine, dated) An intermittent fever or disease.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Dunglison to this entry?)
- third-person plural future active indicative of intermittō