KJV Dictionary Definition: intermission


INTERMIS'SION, n. L. intermissio. See Intermit.

1. Cessation for a time; pause; intermediate stop; as, to labor without intermission; service or business will begin after an intermission of one hour.

2. Intervenient time.

3. 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. The state of being neglected; disuse; as of words. Little used.


INTERMIS'SIVE, a. Coming by fits or after temporary cessations; not continual.