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Intermittent Definition in Context with Images & Synonyms

Published on April 9th, 2023 | Last updated on April 10th, 2023 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context | No Comments on Intermittent Definition in Context with Images & Synonyms | 266 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Intermittent definition in context with images and synonyms in LELB Society’s visual dictionary and thesaurus from the vocabulary book, Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student

/ˌin(t)ərˈmitnt/ (adj)

Intermittent definition

happening at irregular intervals and in an unsteady manner, erratic, sporadic, discontinuous, alternating, recurrent, occasional, spasmodic, periodic

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Intermittent in context

The clinical usefulness of fever patterns is dubious, although there are some notable exceptions. There are five patterns: intermittent, remittent, continuous or sustained, hectic, and relapsing. With intermittent fever, the temperature is elevated but falls to normal (37.2°C or below) each day, while in a remittent fever the temperature falls each day but not to normal. In these two patterns the amplitude of temperature change is more than 0.3°C and less than 1.4°C. Either of the two patterns can be called hectic when the difference between peak and trough temperature is great (1.4°C or more). Sustained fever is a pattern in which there is little change (0.3°C or less) in the elevated temperature during a 24-hour period. In relapsing fever, a variant of the intermittent pattern, fever spikes are separated by days or weeks of intervening normal temperature.

Source of context: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

Antonyms

continuous, constant

Parts of speech

Noun: intermittence

Adverb: intermittently

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