resting

adjective
rest·​ing | \ ˈre-stiŋ How to pronounce resting (audio) \

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

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Examples of resting in a Sentence

the resting cat was curled up in my favorite chair
Recent Examples on the Web This wasn’t the resting place of just one animal: The stone was littered with the remains of at least six individual dinosaurs of different ages and sizes. Brian Switek, Smithsonian, 9 Aug. 2017 The researchers found that girls had higher resting heart rates at age 11 compared with boys. Rubén Rosario, Twin Cities, 5 May 2017

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First Known Use of resting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Resting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resting. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for resting

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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