bed rest

noun

Definition of bed rest

: confinement of a sick person to bed

Examples of bed rest in a Sentence

The doctor prescribed bed rest for a month.
Recent Examples on the Web Amy Patel, 34, a product manager for a life sciences software company in Austin, was forced to work from bed in the early months of the pandemic when she was placed on bed rest during her pregnancy with twins. New York Times, "Working From Bed Is Actually Great," 31 Dec. 2020 Her doctors ordered her on to a strict bed rest that required a hospital stay. Anchorage Daily News, "As the year ends, let’s check in with some memorable Alaskans we met in 2020," 1 Jan. 2021 Her parents, who live 250 miles away in Birmingham, Ala., agreed to keep their distance out of caution - which caused heartache all around when Dobson briefly went on bed rest. Anchorage Daily News, "Conceived in a pandemic, born in a pandemic: The first quarantine babies are arriving," 25 Dec. 2020 Her parents, who live 250 miles away in Birmingham, Ala., agreed to keep their distance out of caution — which caused heartache all around when Dobson briefly went on bed rest. Washington Post, "Conceived in a pandemic, born in a pandemic: The first quarantine babies are arriving," 24 Dec. 2020 Thank you to my friends and family and our entire household for taking care of me through all the adult diaper changes, bed rest and random hugs. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "Chrissy Teigen Reveals Placental Abruption Led to Her Pregnancy Loss—Here's What That Means," 28 Oct. 2020 Thank you to my friends and family and our entire household for taking care of me through all the adult diaper changes, bed rest and random hugs. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, "Chrissy Teigen pens moving essay on pregnancy loss: ‘I needed to say something’," 27 Oct. 2020 In late September, Teigen revealed that, after weeks of bed rest during pregnancy, she’d been hospitalized. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Chrissy Teigen Just Wrote an Emotional, Revealing Essay About Losing Her Baby," 27 Oct. 2020 She was quickly admitted to Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and put on bed rest. Naseem S. Miller, orlandosentinel.com, "Baby born at 22 weeks leaves Orlando Health after 6 months," 10 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of bed rest

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bed rest was in 1902

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23 Feb 2021

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“Bed rest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bed%20rest. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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bed rest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bed rest

: rest while lying in a bed

bed rest

noun

Medical Definition of bed rest

: confinement of a sick person to bed

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