- 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.
Origin of remission
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Related Words for remissionreprieve, exemption, amnesty, forgiveness, absolution, exoneration, abatement, release, discharge, indulgence, excuse, mercy, interruption, letup, ebb, alleviation, reduction, amelioration, break, diminution
Examples from the Web for remission
Contemporary Examples of remission
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
January 4, 2015
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
November 14, 2014
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’
February 20, 2014
“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
During her campaign for the governorship in 2000, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, now in remission.Never Bet Against Senator Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota’s Rising Star
January 23, 2014
Historical Examples of remission
Every convict who helped to catch a fugitive was entitled to a remission of six days.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
May their prayers obtain the remission of their sins, and may the sun smile on them!Les Parsis
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.The Mistakes of Jesus
The remission of punishment was in the discretion of the Governor-in-chief: the 30 Geo.
That change of mind is itself reconciliation, forgiveness, remission of sins.Gloria Crucis
J. H. Beibitz
less commonly remittal (rɪˈmɪtəl)
c.1200, "forgiveness or pardon (of sins)," from Old French remission "forgiveness (of sins), relief" (12c.), from Latin remissionem (nominative remissio) "relaxation, diminishing," lit. "a sending back, sending away," noun of action from past participle stem of remittere "slacken, let go, abate" (see remit). Used of diseases since early 15c.
A period in the course of a disease when symptoms become less severe.