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Meaning of REMITTENT

Pronunciation:  ri'mitnt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity; "a remittent fever"
 

REMITTENT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: decreased, reduced
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*mit"tent\ (r?-m?t"tent), a. [L. remittens, p. pr.
: cf. F. r['e]mittent.]
Remitting; characterized by remission; having remissions.

{Remittent fever} (Med.), a fever in which the symptoms
   temporarily abate at regular intervals, but do not wholly
   cease. See {Malarial fever}, under {Malarial}.

 

 

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