the act of remitting.
pardon; forgiveness, as of sins or offenses.
abatement or diminution, as of diligence, labor, intensity, etc.
the relinquishment of a payment, obligation, etc.
a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease.
a period during which such a decrease or subsidence occurs: The patient's leukemia was in remission.
- non·re·mis·sion, noun
- remission , remittance
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How to use remission in a sentence
Harrison’s cancer is now in remission, and while he still has another year of maintenance treatment, the goal is to get him back in the classroom — at least part-time — by the fall.A boy is battling cancer. His teacher visits him every day for a private lesson. | Sydney Page | May 20, 2021 | Washington Post
Despite its remission, the chronic disease has caused recurring health issues over the ensuing decades.Jane Birkin is back with a new album, but her presence is everlasting | Jeff Weiss | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
The formula weighs factors such as age, and, say, whether a cancer patient is in remission or currently undergoing chemotherapy.Should Someone With Asthma Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Before Someone With Cancer? The Next Big Challenge in the Vaccine Rollout | Alice Park | February 10, 2021 | Time
Instead, 90 percent of them went into remission immediately.Emil Freireich, a pioneer of chemotherapy and a ‘towering figure in oncology,’ dies at 93 | Emily Langer | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
In three weeks, after going through a whole full plant-based diet, my vision came back three months later, my diabetes went into remission, the nerve damage went away, and I dropped 35 pounds.A Leading NYC Mayoral Candidate Thinks Roof Farms Can Save America’s Cities | Amanda Kludt | January 14, 2021 | Eater
It went into remission, but it would resurface in 2011; and Scott was able to beat it once again.Remembering ESPN’s Sly, Cocky, and Cool Anchor Stuart Scott | Stereo Williams | January 4, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in June 2012, after six years of remission, Brown was diagnosed with cancer again.MTV’s Diem Brown Dies: When Reality TV Starts Getting Real | Kevin Fallon | November 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A very long remission and stability is considered a substantial success.
I think the research runs in different directions depending on the nature of the remission.A Q&A with Scott Stossel, Author of ‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind’ | Jesse Singal | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“This drug appears to shut cluster headaches down and puts patients into remission,” says Halpern.Longtime Sufferers of Cluster Headaches Find Relief in Psychedelics | Valerie Vande Panne | February 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It would probably claim her without remission for the next seven years.The Creators | May Sinclair
The remission of punishment was in the discretion of the Governor-in-chief: the 30 Geo.The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2) | John West
This Chaim is only too ready to undergo, and he applies himself with even more ardor than before to get a remission of his sins.
In 468, the people again withdrew to the Janiculum, demanding the remission of debts, and crying out against usury.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2 | Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
Are you willing now to agree to the remission of the fine in consideration of Grettir's sentence being commuted?Grettir The Strong | Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for remission
the act of remitting or state of being remitted
a reduction of the term of a sentence of imprisonment, as for good conduct: he got three years' remission
forgiveness for sin
discharge or release from penalty, obligation, etc
lessening of intensity; abatement, as in the severity of symptoms of a disease
- remissive, adjective
- remissively, adverb
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Scientific definitions for remission
Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
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Cultural definitions for remission
A period in the course of a disease when symptoms become less severe.
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