- abating for a time or at intervals: remittent symptoms.
- of, relating to, or characterized by a remittent fever.
- a remittent fever.
Origin of remittent
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Examples from the Web for remittent
It is usually of the remittent type and may continue for some months.Insects and Diseases
Rennie W. Doane
He had been suffering from remittent fever of a low typhoid type.California
J. Tyrwhitt Brooks
Rage and anger persistent and mischievous, or remittent and impotent.Grappling with the Monster
T. S. Arthur
I was again attacked by a remittent fever of an obstinate character.Jack in the Forecastle
John Sherburne Sleeper
Yellow fever, intermittent and remittent fevers, and all sorts of other tropical maladies made it their favourite home.South America Observations and Impressions
- (of a fever or the symptoms of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity
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- Characterized by temporary abatement in severity. Used especially of diseases.
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