1rest noun \ˈrest\
: a state of repose or sleep—see bed rest
: cessation or temporary interruption of motion, exertion, or labor <rest from hard physical effort> <a ten-minute rest period>
: a bodily state (as that attained by a fasting individual lying supine) characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities <the patient must have complete rest>
: the part of a partial denture that rests on an abutment tooth, distributes stresses, and holds the clasp in position
: a firm but moldable cushion used to raise or support a portion of the body during surgery <a kidney rest>
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