Launching and shutting down MySQL Databases on a Mac

If you just find the process and do "kill -9" or "kill" the database will restart with another new PID. 

The MySQL database is part of a launch-control (launchctl) function that keeps it running. So you need to shut that down.

sudo launchctl load -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/
sudo launchctl unload -F /Library/LaunchDaemons/
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