Definition of cessation in English:

cessation

noun

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

Late Middle English: from Latin cessatio(n-), from cessare cease.

Pronunciation:

cessation

/sɛˈseɪʃ(ə)n/