[ ri-mit-nt ]
/ rɪˈmɪt nt /


abating for a time or at intervals: remittent symptoms.
of, relating to, or characterized by a remittent fever.


a remittent fever.

Origin of remittent

1685–95; < Latin remittent- (stem of remittēns), present participle of remittere to send back. See remit, -ent

Related forms

re·mit·tence, re·mit·ten·cy, nounre·mit·tent·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for remittent


/ (rɪˈmɪtənt) /


(of a fever or the symptoms of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity

Derived Forms

remittence or remittency, nounremittently, adverb
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Medicine definitions for remittent


[ rĭ-mĭtnt ]


Characterized by temporary abatement in severity. Used especially of diseases.

Related forms

re•mittence null n.
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