Meaning of “cease” in the English Dictionary

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ceaseverb [ I/T ]

us /sis/

to stop an action or condition:

[ T ] Clapp had to cease publication because of lack of money.
[ + to infinitive ] It was hard to accept that one day he would simply cease to exist.

(Definition of “cease” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)