Intermissive
Intermissive In`ter*mis"sive, a. Having temporary cessations; not continual; intermittent. ``Intermissive miseries.'' --Shak. ``Intermissive wars.'' --Howell. [1913 Webster]

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  • intermissive — /in teuhr mis iv/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by intermission. 2. intermittent. [1580 90; INTERMISS(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • intermissive — in·ter·mis·sive …   English syllables

  • intermissive — /ɪntəˈmɪsɪv/ (say intuh misiv) adjective 1. characterised by intermission. 2. intermittent …   Australian English dictionary

  • intermissive — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|misiv adjective Etymology: Latin intermissus + English ive : intermittent …   Useful english dictionary

  • intermission — [in΄tər mish′ən] n. [L intermissio < intermissus, pp. of intermittere] 1. an intermitting or being intermitted; interruption 2. an interval of time between periods of activity; pause, as between acts of a play intermissive [in΄tərmis′iv] adj …   English World dictionary

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