To stop producing something. Companies generally like to discontinue things that are cool. Some examples of things that have been discontinued are: The SGI Indy workstation, Macintosh computers with built-in SCSI, DVD players with internal switches to disable Macrovision and region coding, etc.

Dis`con*tin"ue (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discontinued (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Discontinuing.] [Cf. F. discontinuer.]

To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease using, to stop; to leave off.

Set up their conventicles again, which had been discontinued. Bp. Burnet.

I have discontinued school Above a twelvemonth. Shak.

Taught the Greek tongue, discontinued before in these parts the space of seven hundred years. Daniel.

They modify and discriminate the voice, without appearing to discontinue it. Holder.


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Dis`con*tin"ue, v. i.


To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off.



To be separated or severed; to part.

Thyself shalt discontinue from thine heritage. Jer. xvii. 4.


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