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Main Entry: 1inĚterĚcept
Pronunciation: secondarystressint-schwar-primarystresssept
Function: verb
Etymology: from Latin interceptus, past participle of intercipere "to take or hinder in the course of," from inter- "between, in the course of" and cipere, a form of capere "to take, seize" --related to CAPTURE, EXCEPT
1 : to take or seize on the way to or before arrival <intercept a letter> <intercept a pass>
2 : to include (part of a line, surface, or solid) between two points, curves, or surfaces <a line intercepted between points A and B>
- inĚterĚcepĚtion /-primarystresssep-shschwan/ noun

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