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Present participle for to cease to proceed or act
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“Thus they may be motivated to continue to sell drugs even as they desist from use because of the deterrent effect of bioassay screening.”
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Present participle for to refuse or say no to
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Present participle for interrupt action or speech briefly
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Present participle for to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
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Present participle for to die or cease living
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Present participle for hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
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Present participle for admit defeat
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The act of abstaining from something, such as drinking alcohol
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The action of abating or being abated; ending or subsiding
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The act of something that stops
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