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Pronunciation: in'ter-mish'un


  1. A temporary cessation of symptoms or of any action.
  2. An interval between two paroxysms of a disease, such as malaria.

[L. intermissio, fr. intermitto, to leave off, intermit, fr. mitto, to send]

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