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noun [countable/uncountable] remission pronunciation in American English /rɪˈmɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    medical a period of time when an illness or disease becomes less severe
    in remission:

    Her sister’s cancer is in remission.

  2. 2
    the process by which someone is allowed not to pay money that they owe

    Scholarship students will receive full remission of their tuition fees.

  3. 3
    mainly British the reduction of a prison sentence because the prisoner has behaved well


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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