intermittent definition

  • adjective:
    • blocking and beginning at periods. See Synonyms at periodic.
    • Alternately containing and vacant of liquid: an intermittent pond.
    • preventing and beginning at periods; coming after a particular span of time; maybe not steady or constant
    • Existing limited to specific seasons; that is, being dried out for the main year.
    • Coming and going at periods; alternating; recurrent; periodic.
    • stopping and beginning at unusual intervals
  • noun:
    • An intermittent temperature or illness.
    • An intermittent temperature or disease.
    • Intermittent fever.
  • others:
    • Ceasing at periods; that alternately prevents and starts; intermitting: because, an intermittent fever; an intermittent springtime.

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