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[mass noun] The fact or process of ending or being brought to an end:‘the cessation of hostilities’[count noun] ‘a cessation of animal testing of cosmetics’
end, ending, termination, stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, finishing, stoppage, closing, closure, close, conclusion, winding up, discontinuation, discontinuance, breaking off, abandonment, interruption, suspension, cutting shortpause, break, respite, let-upView synonyms
- ‘Advise on lifestyle, diet, exercise and smoking cessation is available.’
- ‘Nor was it truly noise, because if it were noise, then it could cease, and that cessation of sound would be silence.’
- ‘It argued that the only form of patriotism was full-on, cessation of sport.’
- ‘The cessation of Iraqi pumping has caused the price of petroleum to rise to $45 a barrel.’
- ‘The workshop would cover tobacco and drug addiction, alcohol use and tobacco cessation.’
- ‘As such the militant cessation of violence, it said, should be followed by demilitarisation.’
- ‘War begins with the outbreak of hostilities and ends with their cessation.’
- ‘Ageing starts in 20s and cessation of exercise by the elite sports people could contribute to this.’
- ‘Apologies for the sudden cessation of in-depth critical analysis.’
- ‘First the agreement of cessation of hostilities must be implemented and implemented successfully.’
- ‘The health board agreed to immediate cessation of non-nursing duties by INO members.’
- ‘He says vaccinations would result in the immediate cessation of meat exports from Britain.’
- ‘Almost complete cessation of sweating occurs after four treatments of about 10 minutes over two to three weeks.’
- ‘Making dietary changes could either support or hinder smoking cessation.’
- ‘This kind of cessation of treatment only occurs if someone is being fed intravenously or by some method other than a spoon.’
- ‘Television advertisements about smoking cessation often conclude by saying that the patient shown has died.’
- ‘This accounts for the sudden cessation of posts here since Saturday night.’
- ‘And yet there was no cessation of anti-Semitism in the liberated country.’
- ‘His work since then has been acknowledged as instrumental in bringing a cessation of hostilities in the North.’
- ‘The two studies show that mecamylamine, started before cessation and continued afterwards, may help smoking cessation.’
Late Middle English: from Latin cessatio(n-), from cessare cease.
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