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cease

verb [I or T] uk   /siːs/ formal us  
B2 to stop something: Whether the protests will cease remains to be seen. The company has decided to cease all UK operations after this year. [+ to infinitive] Workplace nurseries will cease to be liable for tax.

cease

noun uk   /siːs/ formal us  
without cease without stopping
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