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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Intermission  \In`ter*mis"sion\,  n.  [L.  intermissio:  cf  F. 
  intermission.  See  {Intermit}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  the  state  of  intermitting;  the  state  of  being 
  neglected  or  disused;  disuse;  discontinuance.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  2.  Cessation  for  a  time;  an  intervening  period  of  time;  an 
  interval;  a  temporary  pause;  as  to  labor  without 
  intermission;  an  intermission  of  ten  minutes. 
 
  Rest  or  intermission  none  I  find  --Milton. 
 
  3.  (Med.)  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.  Intervention;  interposition.  [Obs.]  --Heylin. 
 
  Syn:  Cessation;  interruption;  interval;  pause;  stop;  rest; 
  suspension.  See  {Cessation}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  intermission 
  n  1:  the  act  of  suspending  activity  temporarily 
  2:  a  time  interval  during  which  there  is  a  temporary  cessation 
  of  something  [syn:  {pause},  {break},  {interruption},  {suspension}] 




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