rest·​ed ˈre-stəd How to pronounce rested (audio)
: having had sufficient rest or sleep

Examples of rested in a Sentence

She appears rested and sharp. I want to be rested for the exam.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rested was in the 15th century

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“Rested.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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rest·​ed ˈres-təd How to pronounce rested (audio)
: having had enough rest or sleep
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