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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of intermittere, from mittere 'to send'

intermittent

adjective
     
in‧ter‧mit‧tent
stopping and starting often and for short periods [= sporadic]:
The weather forecast is for sun, with intermittent showers.
intermittently adverb

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