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intermittent

adjective
 
 
/ˌɪntəˈmɪtənt/
stopping and starting again for short periods of time: intermittent rainFrequency and regularity - general words
intermittently adverb
Translations of “intermittent”
in Vietnamese không liên tục…
in Spanish intermitente…
in Thai เป็นพัก ๆ…
in Malaysian sekejap-sekejap…
in French intermittent…
in German stoßweise…
in Chinese (Traditional) 間歇的,斷斷續續的…
in Indonesian kadang-kadang terjadi, sebentar-sebentar…
in Russian прерывающийся…
in Turkish aralıklı, kesik kesik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 间歇的,断断续续的…
in Polish okresowy, przerywany, przelotny…
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