AskDefine | Define surcease

Dictionary Definition

surcease n : a stopping; "a cessation of the thunder" [syn: cessation]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The cessation of something or someone.


  1. To come to an end; to desist.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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