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remittent

[ ri-mit-nt ]

adjective

  1. abating for a time or at intervals:

    remittent symptoms.

  2. of, relating to, or characterized by a remittent fever.


noun

  1. a remittent fever.

remittent

/ rɪˈmɪtənt /

adjective

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


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Derived Forms

  • reˈmittence, noun
  • reˈmittently, adverb
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Other Words From

  • re·mittence re·mitten·cy noun
  • re·mittent·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of remittent1

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

Malta Fever, or bilious remittent fever, is found in some of the islands taken from Spain.

The remittent fever is the most formidable of our autumnal diseases, especially when of a highly bilious type.

Clearly it was a case of remittent fever, such as occurs in men who have spent a great part of their lives in the tropics.

About twelve months subsequent to this date, we had nearly lost him for ever, in a severe attack of remittent fever.

During the rainy season there was also a very anxious time, as Baby Ruth became very sick with infantile remittent fever.

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