In`ter*mis"sion (?), n. [L. intermissio: cf. F. intermission. See Intermit.]


The act or the state of intermitting; the state of being neglected or disused; disuse; discontinuance.

B. Jonson.


Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labor without intermission; an intermission of ten minutes.

Rest or intermission none I find. Milton.

3. Med.

The temporary cessation or subsidence of a fever; the space of time between the paroxysms of a disease. Intermission is an entire cessation, as distinguished from remission, or abatement of fever.


Intervention; interposition.



Syn. -- Cessation; interruption; interval; pause; stop; rest; suspension. See Cessation.


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