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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Synonyms & Antonyms for remission

Synonyms

absolution, amnesty, forgiveness, pardon, remittal

Antonyms

penalty, punishment, retribution

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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

Her son is now in remission – but Prime is determined to keep pushing forward. CBS News, "After at least 7 children diagnosed with cancer, parents eye chemical in city's water," 19 July 2019 The Final Journey’’ while his cancer was in remission. Chrisopher Torchia, BostonGlobe.com, "South African musician Johnny Clegg dies at 66," 17 July 2019 He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2014, but is now in remission. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Judge cuts Roundup award from $80 million to $25.3 million; Bayer will appeal," 15 July 2019 Since being in remission she got married soon thereafter and has a beautiful baby girl which was such a blessing in consideration of the cancer treatments. Felicia Dechter, chicagotribune.com, "Cupcakes aid the courageous in fighting cancer," 9 July 2019 One has been in remission for nearly three years, Cross said. Justice Amick, Indianapolis Star, "Why a Hoosier is risking his sanity to ride 'It's a Small World' for 12 hours straight," 5 July 2019 The luminaria ceremony started at dusk, with the track lined with luminaria remembering those who were lost to cancer, those still fighting the disease and those who fought the battle and are in remission. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland.com, "Strongsville Relay for Life honors all who have been touched by cancer: Strong Points," 28 June 2019 She had previously been diagnosed with brain and lung cancer in 2009 before going into remission by 2012. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Penny Marshall’s Former Assistant Asking for $8 Million from Late Director's Estate," 17 June 2019 New Money Aprea Therapeutics AB has secured 50 million euros ($57 million) to launch late-stage clinical trials of a drug that could drive certain blood-cancer patients into remission. WSJ, "VC Daily: Cancer Sleuths Weigh Using AI; NEA Locks In Secondaries Solution," 3 Dec. 2018

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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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The first known use of remission was in the 13th century

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More Definitions for remission

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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