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Intermission


INTERMIS'SION, noun [Latin intermissio. See Intermit.]

1. Cessation for a time; pause; intermediate stop; as, to labor without intermission; service or business will begin after an intermission of one hour.

2. Intervenient time.

3. 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.

4. The state of being neglected; disuse; as of words. [Little Used.]