- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR remission
Origin of remission
OTHER WORDS FROM remissionnon·re·mis·sion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH remissionremission , remittance
Words nearby remission
MORE ABOUT REMISSION
What is remission?
In medicine, remission refers to a temporary or permanent decrease in the symptoms of a disease.
Remission also refers to a release from a penalty or obligation, as in Fang was relieved when the bank gave him remission for the late fees on his car loan.
Remission can also refer to the forgiveness of sin, as in The remission of sin is granted by the Church.
Example: After four years of fighting cancer, I finally entered remission last week.
Where does remission come from?
The first records of the term remission come from around 1175. It ultimately comes from the Latin remissiō. It combines the word remiss, which means “characterized by negligence or carelessness,” and the suffix –ion, which is used to create nouns from adjectives, as with communion and union.
Remission is most often used in the medical sense. In addition to referring to a decrease in symptoms, it can also refer to the time period in which the patient has fewer or less-severe symptoms, as in I was in remission for five months.
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- nonremission (noun)
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How is remission used in real life?
Remission is often used in the context of a disease whose progress has been decreased.
After a year of intense chemotherapy I would like to share that I am in complete REMISSION. I still have hurdles to pass to be cured,but hopefully I can move on with some normality! I would like to thank everyone for there support over the past year. Thank you❤️ #Grateful🙏🏽
— Carl Ikeme (@Carl_Ikeme) June 23, 2018
8 years ago TODAY I was told I was in remission. I remember crying and hugging my family thinking how lucky we were.
— Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) September 2, 2016
As of yesterday I am in remission. Start the 5 year clock!
— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) June 25, 2014
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True or False?
When a disease is in remission, the symptoms are getting worse.
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.
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|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|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|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|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.
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
less commonly remittal (rɪˈmɪtəl)
Derived forms of remissionremissive, adjectiveremissively, adverb
Medical definitions for remission
Scientific definitions for remission
Cultural definitions for remission
A period in the course of a disease when symptoms become less severe.