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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. Med.
a. a temporary or permanent decrease or subsidence of manifestations of a disease.
b. 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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