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 labour without intermission; an intermission of ten minutes. Rest or intermission none i find. (Milton)
3. (Science: medicine) 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.
Synonym: Cessation, interruption, interval, pause, stop, rest, suspension. See Cessation.
Origin: L. Intermissio: cf. F. Intermission. See intermit.