intermittent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French intermittent, from Latin intermittens (sending between), from prefix inter- (among, on), plus present participle mittens (sending), from mittere (to send).

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Adjective[edit]

intermittent (comparative more intermittent, superlative most intermittent)

  1. 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.
  2. (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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Noun[edit]

intermittent (plural intermittents)

  1. (medicine, dated) An intermittent fever or disease.
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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

intermittent m (feminine intermittente, masculine plural intermittents, feminine plural intermittentes)

  1. Intermittent.

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Verb[edit]

intermittent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of intermittō