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Multiple Meanings

Her cancer is in remission.
a lessening in the intensity of a disease

Much less commonly, remission can refer to:
  • a decrease in the intensity of things other than disease
  • a payment that is sent
  • the act of referring (sending) a case to another court
  • the act of forgiving someone for violating religious rules
  • the act of reducing time that must be spent in prison in the United Kingdom
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