From Latin intermittere, from inter- + mittere.
intermit (third-person singular simple present intermits, present participle intermitting, simple past and past participle intermitted)
- (transitive, now rare) To interrupt, to stop or cease temporarily or periodically; to suspend.
- 1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 216894069:, vol. I, New York 2001, p.243:
- Idleness […] of body is nothing but a kind of of benumbing laziness, intermitting exercise, which, if we may believe Fernelius, “[…] makes them unapt to do anything whatever.”
- Pray to the gods to intermit the plague.