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.
2. Cessation for a time; an intervening period of time; an interval; a temporary pause; as, to labor without
intermission of ten minutes.
Rest or intermission none I find.Milton.
3. Specifically: The short period between acts of a play, concert, opera, or other public performance when the audience may leave their seats for refreshment; -- it usually lasts from 10 to 20 minutes.
(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.
5. Intervention; interposition. [Obs.] Heylin.
Syn. -- Cessation; interruption; interval; pause; stop; rest; suspension. See Cessation.
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