Definition of cessation in US English:

cessation

noun

  • The fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.

    ‘the cessation of hostilities’
    ‘a cessation of animal testing of cosmetics’
    • ‘Ageing starts in 20s and cessation of exercise by the elite sports people could contribute to this.’
    • ‘His work since then has been acknowledged as instrumental in bringing a cessation of hostilities in the North.’
    • ‘The cessation of Iraqi pumping has caused the price of petroleum to rise to $45 a barrel.’
    • ‘Making dietary changes could either support or hinder smoking cessation.’
    • ‘He says vaccinations would result in the immediate cessation of meat exports from Britain.’
    • ‘And yet there was no cessation of anti-Semitism in the liberated country.’
    • ‘This kind of cessation of treatment only occurs if someone is being fed intravenously or by some method other than a spoon.’
    • ‘First the agreement of cessation of hostilities must be implemented and implemented successfully.’
    • ‘Nor was it truly noise, because if it were noise, then it could cease, and that cessation of sound would be silence.’
    • ‘The health board agreed to immediate cessation of non-nursing duties by INO members.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Almost complete cessation of sweating occurs after four treatments of about 10 minutes over two to three weeks.’
    • ‘The two studies show that mecamylamine, started before cessation and continued afterwards, may help smoking cessation.’
    • ‘Advise on lifestyle, diet, exercise and smoking cessation is available.’
    • ‘It argued that the only form of patriotism was full-on, cessation of sport.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Apologies for the sudden cessation of in-depth critical analysis.’
    • ‘As such the militant cessation of violence, it said, should be followed by demilitarisation.’
    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

/seˈsāSH(ə)n//sɛˈseɪʃ(ə)n/