remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

Definition of remission

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

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Examples of remission in a Sentence

The patient is in remission. a temporary remission of symptoms He was given remission for good behavior.
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Recent Examples on the Web Jack is now a 15-year-old high school freshman and his cancer is in remission. Cesar Brioso, USA TODAY, "Father of boy who scored TD in Nebraska spring football game dies of brain cancer at 42," 2 Mar. 2021 Doctors caught it early and had managed it into remission, but Carol and her husband, Don, were extremely cautious about socializing amid the pandemic. Star Tribune, "A duty to mend regret and heartbreak," 7 Feb. 2021 My mother died of metastatic breast cancer in 2017 after being in and out of remission for 18 years. Genevieve Richardson, SELF, "Why I Refuse to Use Cancer Metaphors About a ‘War,’ ‘Fight,’ or ‘Battle’," 7 Dec. 2020 Deanthony received six rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and was in remission for five years before suffering a relapse in September 2018. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, "16-year-old Deanthony Rogers beat cancer three times; now he'll have a chance to inspire Colts," 21 Nov. 2020 Alexa Rose Veit was a Ballard Memorial High School student with Down syndrome who was in remission for leukemia. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Teachers, parents and students offer mixed reactions to Beshear's COVID-19 school order," 20 Nov. 2020 Gilboa’s study includes cancer survivors who have been in remission for at least two years. Larry Luxner, sun-sentinel.com, "Israeli researchers discovering how stress affects fight against COVID-19," 16 Sep. 2020 The 15-year-old Kentucky girl born with Down syndrome, was diagnosed with leukemia in July 2019 and just weeks later, went into remission. Kay Jones And Christina Maxouris, CNN, "A 15-year-old Kentucky girl who beat the odds against cancer last summer, died of Covid-19 this month," 20 Nov. 2020 One of my good friends, who is in remission from cancer, bought the Garden Igloo in March of 2019, and streams his daily conference calls from inside his own private igloo from the outskirts of Chicago. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "Tired of 2020 stealing your joy? 11 tech tools to help make the holidays more jolly," 24 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of remission

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for remission

Middle English remissioun "release from obligation, forgiveness," borrowed from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French remissiun, borrowed from Latin remissiōn-, remissiō "sending back, release, abatement, cancellation (of a debt)" (Late Latin, "forgiveness, as of sins"), from remittere "to send back, release, relax, waive (a debt, punishment)" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at remit entry 1

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“Remission.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remission. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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remission

noun

English Language Learners Definition of remission

: a period of time during a serious illness when the patient's health improves
formal : the act of reducing or canceling the amount of money that you owe
British : the reduction of a prison sentence

remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

Kids Definition of remission

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

remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmish-ən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

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 entry 1 sense 1, intermission

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remission

noun
re·​mis·​sion | \ ri-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce remission (audio) \

Legal Definition of remission

: the act or process of remitting

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