resting

adjective rest·ing \ ˈre-stiŋ \

Definition of resting

1 : being or characterized by dormancy : quiescent
  • a resting spore
  • bulbs in the resting state
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

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First Known Use of resting

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RESTING Defined for English Language Learners

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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 : not physiologically active
  • red blood cells in a resting state
2 : occurring in or performed on a subject at rest
  • a resting EEG
  • a resting tremor


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