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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As such the militant cessation of violence, it said, should be followed by demilitarisation.’
    • ‘First the agreement of cessation of hostilities must be implemented and implemented successfully.’
    • ‘Ageing starts in 20s and cessation of exercise by the elite sports people could contribute to this.’
    • ‘He says vaccinations would result in the immediate cessation of meat exports from Britain.’
    • ‘This kind of cessation of treatment only occurs if someone is being fed intravenously or by some method other than a spoon.’
    • ‘It argued that the only form of patriotism was full-on, cessation of sport.’
    • ‘The health board agreed to immediate cessation of non-nursing duties by INO members.’
    • ‘His work since then has been acknowledged as instrumental in bringing a cessation of hostilities in the North.’
    • ‘And yet there was no cessation of anti-Semitism in the liberated country.’
    • ‘The workshop would cover tobacco and drug addiction, alcohol use and tobacco cessation.’
    • ‘War begins with the outbreak of hostilities and ends with their cessation.’
    • ‘Almost complete cessation of sweating occurs after four treatments of about 10 minutes over two to three weeks.’
    • ‘This accounts for the sudden cessation of posts here since Saturday night.’
    • ‘Television advertisements about smoking cessation often conclude by saying that the patient shown has died.’
    • ‘Making dietary changes could either support or hinder smoking cessation.’
    • ‘Apologies for the sudden cessation of in-depth critical analysis.’
    • ‘The two studies show that mecamylamine, started before cessation and continued afterwards, may help smoking cessation.’
    • ‘The cessation of Iraqi pumping has caused the price of petroleum to rise to $45 a barrel.’
    end, ending, termination, stopping, halting, ceasing, finish, finishing, stoppage, closing, closure, close, conclusion, winding up, discontinuation, discontinuance, breaking off, abandonment, interruption, suspension, cutting short
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

cessation

/sɛˈseɪʃ(ə)n/