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repose

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1 a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
  • typically the wealthy socialite spends most of the morning in repose, is served lunch, and then embarks on an exhaustive afternoon of shopping

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2 a state of freedom from storm or disturbance
  • enjoyed the repose of a serene summer evening

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3 freedom from activity or labor
  • the doctor ordered a period of repose for the patient recovering from pneumonia

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repose

verb (1)

Synonyms & Antonyms of repose (Entry 2 of 3)

1 to remain out of sight
  • a little-explored region beneath which vast mineral reserves are said to repose

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2 to refrain from labor or exertion
  • reposed in the Caribbean sun, enjoying her break from the world of work

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repose

verb (2)

Synonyms & Antonyms of repose (Entry 3 of 3)

to put (something) into the possession or safekeeping of another
  • the Constitution reposes the power to declare war to Congress, and to that body alone

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“Repose.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/repose. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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