resting

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adjective rest·ing \ˈres-tiŋ\

Definition of resting

  1. 1 :  being or characterized by dormancy :  quiescent <a resting spore> <bulbs in the resting state>

  2. 2 :  not undergoing or marked by division :  vegetative <a resting nucleus>

Examples of resting in a sentence

  1. <the resting cat was curled up in my favorite chair>

14th Century

First Known Use of resting

14th century


RESTING Defined for English Language Learners

resting

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adjective rest·ing \ˈres-tiŋ\

Definition of resting for English Language Learners

  • : taken or measured when you are relaxed and not moving much


Medical Dictionary

resting

adjective rest·ing

Medical Definition of resting

  1. 1:  not physiologically active <red blood cells in a resting state>

  2. 2:  occurring in or performed on a subject at rest <a resting EEG> <a resting tremor>




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