"ceasing" in the verb sense
1. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off
put an end to a state or an activity
"Quit teasing your little brother"
2. end, stop, finish, terminate, cease
have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense either spatial or metaphorical
"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed"
"Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other"
"My property ends by the bushes"
"The symphony ends in a pianissimo"
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