Meaning of remission

re•mis•sion

Pronunciation: (ri-mish'un), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of remitting.
  2. pardon; forgiveness, as of sins or offenses.
  3. abatement or diminution, as of diligence, labor, intensity, etc.
  4. the relinquishment of a payment, obligation, etc.
  5. The patient's leukemia was in remission.
    1. a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease.
    2. a period during which such a decrease or subsidence occurs:The patient's leukemia was in remission.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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