from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of remitting.
- n. A condition or period in which something is remitted.
- n. A lessening of intensity or degree; abatement.
- n. Medicine Abatement or subsiding of the symptoms of a disease.
- n. The period during which the symptoms of a disease abate or subside.
- n. Release, as from a debt, penalty, or obligation.
- n. Forgiveness; pardon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lessening of amount due, as in either work or money or intensity of a thing.
- n. A pardon of a sin; the forgiveness of an offense.
- n. An abatement or lessening of the manifestations of a disease.
- n. Referring a case back to a lower (inferior) court of law.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of remitting, surrendering, resigning, or giving up.
- n. Discharge from that which is due; relinquishment of a claim, right, or obligation; pardon of transgression; release from forfeiture, penalty, debt, etc.
- n. Diminution of intensity; abatement; relaxation.
- n. A temporary and incomplete subsidence of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as destinguished from intermission, in which the disease completely leaves the patient for a time; abatement.
- n. The act of sending back.
- n. Act of sending in payment, as money; remittance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of remitting.
- n. The act of sending to a distant place, as money; remittance.
- n. Abatement; a temporary subsidence, as of the force or violence of a disease or of pain, as distinguished from intermission, in which the disease leaves the patient entirely for a time.
- n. Diminution or cessation of intensity; abatement; relaxation; moderation: as, the remission of extreme rigor; the remission of close study or of labor.
- n. Discharge or relinquishment, as of a debt, claim, or right; a giving up: as, the remission of a tax or duty.
- n. The act of forgiving; forgiveness; pardon; the giving up of the punishment due to a crime.
- n. Synonyms Absolution, etc. See pardon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a payment of money sent to a person in another place
- n. (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
- n. an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
- n. the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance
The term remission is often used in speaking of sufferers from leukemia or other cancers whose symptoms lessen or disappear.
When this happens, the leukemia is said to be in "remission".
Lefebvre in 1988, the materials now coming from the Society of St. Pius X continue, in my opinion, to add to the burden such an article must carry if the remission is to make sense to otherwise well-disposed outside observers.
I had worked so hard to get to that point, and then to be told I can't do the job because I have this label, this disease that had been in remission ....
IN CONCLUSION: My husband is in remission, the baby is bigger (hallelujah!!!) ….
Only a few of these keep cancer in remission so long that they are, in effect, cures.
Although Alex is currently in remission, which means that his leukemia cells have been adequately reduced to allow for the return of healthy red and white blood cells and platelets, his journey is not over.
Taylor, who recently had a bone marrow transplant, is in remission, Sherwood said.
His cancer now in remission, he's a spokesman and fundraiser for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
And that hard-core chemotherapy "produced as good a result as we could have expected" — he was 70-80% in remission — and left him feeling pretty lucky: "It was like getting paroled from a life sentence at San Quentin."