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Remittent   Listen
Remittent  adj.  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.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Remittent" Quotes from Famous Books

... the Indian summer for their migration. A phenomenon called the "tertian intervals" has excited much interest, and is still unexplained: at the end of the third day the greatest intensity of frost is always remittent, and succeeded by several days of mild weather. The climate is so dry that metals rarely are rusted by exposure to the air. This absence of humidity prevents the extremes of heat and cold from being so powerful here in their effect ...
— The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2) • George Warburton

Words linked to "Remittent" :   decreased, remit, reduced

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