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 After intense chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, the cancer went into remission, but returned again in 2011. Dalton Ross, EW.com, "Ethan Zohn on how 'I didn't feel I'd be alive long enough to play Survivor again'," 16 Jan. 2020 Cluster headache spells last, on average, for 6 to 12 weeks before going into remission. Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, "What Your Headaches Can Tell You About Your Health," 30 Dec. 2019 Last week, doctors told Chloe that after a nearly two-year-battle, her cancer had gone into remission. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Girl, 14, Beats Aggressive Stage 4 Cancer Just Before Christmas After 18-Month Battle," 18 Dec. 2019 Little suggests these trends are about to go into remission. The Economist, "Why are so many countries witnessing mass protests?," 4 Nov. 2019 The results have been profound: Cancer going into remission. Stephen J. Ubl, STAT, "Pelosi’s drug pricing plan puts medical innovation at risk," 17 Oct. 2019 The disease went into remission after Hughes took him to a Minnesota physician for experimental treatment. Harriet Ryan, Los Angeles Times, "This secret donor has given USC $400 million," 5 Sep. 2019 First diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007, MacGregor spent almost seven years in remission before being diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer in January 2014. The Courier-Journal, "Who are the most influential people in Kentucky? Here are 20 to watch in 2020," 9 Jan. 2020 Two others ended up undergoing three transplants before achieving complete remission through their follow-up periods, which lasted up to 21 months. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Vaginal-fluid transplants treat incurable condition in pilot study," 9 Oct. 2019

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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?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=remiss04. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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remission

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How to pronounce remission (audio)

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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