noun re·mis·sion \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

Full Definition of REMISSION

:  the act or process of remitting
:  a state or period during which something is remitted

Examples of REMISSION

  1. The patient is in remission.
  2. a temporary remission of symptoms
  3. He was given remission for good behavior.

First Known Use of REMISSION

13th century

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic
REMISSION Defined for Kids


noun re·mis·sion \ri-ˈmi-shən\

Definition of REMISSION for Kids

:  a period of time during a serious illness when there are few or no symptoms
Medical Dictionary


noun re·mis·sion \ri-ˈmish-ən\

Medical Definition of REMISSION

:  a state or period during which the symptoms of a disease are abated <cancer in remission after treatment>—compare arrest, cure 1, intermission


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