remittent

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Related to remittent fever: relapsing fever, intermittent fever, undulant fever

remittent

(of a fever or the symptoms of a disease) characterized by periods of diminished severity
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Remittent fever is usual, sometimes as high as 104[degrees]F; the fever terminates after one to six weeks (Chin, 2000).
The letters are vivid and detailed, particularly those written while he was a 'supercargo', the man at the coal face of the labour trade, and give artless descriptions of his life of loneliness, threats, casual violence and remittent fever.