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Definition of "remission" []

  • The act of remitting. (noun)
  • A condition or period in which something is remitted. (noun)
  • A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement. (noun)
  • Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease. (noun)
  • The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "remission" in a sentence
  • "‡ The term remission is often used in speaking of sufferers from leukemia or other cancers whose symptoms lessen or disappear."
  • "When this happens, the leukemia is said to be in "remission"."
  • "Lefebvre in 1988, the materials now coming from the Society of St. Pius X continue, in my opinion, to add to the burden such an article must carry if the remission is to make sense to otherwise well-disposed outside observers."