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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of intercipere, from capere 'to take'

intercept

verb
     
in‧ter‧cept [transitive]
to stop something or someone that is going from one place to another before they get there:
an attempt to intercept drugs being smuggled over the border
His phone calls were intercepted.
interception noun [uncountable and countable]

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