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 for Ceased
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cease \Cease\ (s[=e]s), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Ceased (s[=e]st);
     p. pr. & vb. n. Ceasing.] [OE. cessen, cesen, F. cesser,
     fr. L. cessare, v. intensive fr. cedere to withdraw. See
     Cede, and cf. Cessation.]
     1. To come to an end; to stop; to leave off or give over; to
        desist; as, the noise ceased. "To cease from strife."
        --Prov. xx. 3.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To be wanting; to fail; to pass away.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The poor shall never cease out of the land. --Deut.
                                                    xv. 11.
  
     Syn: To intermit; desist; stop; abstain; quit; discontinue;
          refrain; leave off; pause; end.
          [1913 Webster]

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