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cessation

ces·sa·tion

cessation

 
pronunciation:
se seI shn
part of speech: noun
definition: a pausing or stopping; discontinuance.
There was a cessation of violence during Christmas.
synonyms:
cease, discontinuance, ending, halt, stop, stoppage, stopping, surcease, termination
antonyms:
continuation, resumption, start
similar words:
abeyance, adjournment, break, close, completion, conclusion, end, finish, intermission, interruption, letup, lull, pause, respite, rest, suspension