re·mis·sion noun \ri-ˈmi-shən\
: a period of time during a serious illness when the patient's health improves
: the act of reducing or canceling the amount of money that you owe
: the reduction of a prison sentence
: a state or period during which something is remitted
Examples of REMISSION
- The patient is in remission.
- a temporary remission of symptoms
- He was given remission for good behavior.
First Known Use of REMISSION
Rhymes with REMISSION
re·mis·sion noun \ri-ˈmish-ən\ (Medical Dictionary)
: a state or period during which the symptoms of a disease are abated <cancer in remission after treatment>—compare arrest, cure 1, intermission
Learn More About REMISSION
Seen & Heard
What made you want to look up remission? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).