- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR remission
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Origin of remission
OTHER WORDS FROM remissionnon·re·mis·sion, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH remissionremission , remittance
Words nearby remission
Example sentences from the Web for remission
Hogan is in remission from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and was treated two years ago for a common form of skin cancer.Hogan issues order requiring negative coronavirus test or self-quarantine after out-of-state travel|Gregory S. Schneider, Ovetta Wiggins, Julie Zauzmer|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
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
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
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|Sandra McElwaine|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And why should I question the precious fact that remission of sins is for me?The All-Sufficiency of Christ|Charles Henry Mackintosh
God must forgive first, and the Pope through his priests can then corroborate the remission.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7|Elbert Hubbard
A great cry went up when he showed himself—a mighty appeal to him for mercy and the remission of the curse.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series|Rafael Sabatini
The sin is not one for which in the opinion of the village there is no remission.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
She would be obliged to pray to the same St. Cyril, and a string of such vagabonds, for the remission of her sins.Popery! As it Was and as it Is|William Hogan
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.