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resting

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

being in a state of suspended consciousness
  • the resting cat was curled up in my favorite chair

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resting

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of resting (Entry 2 of 3)

a natural periodic loss of consciousness during which the body restores itself
  • the hyena is ready to scavenge again after its brief resting

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resting

verb
present participle of rest

Synonyms & Antonyms of resting (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to refrain from labor or exertion
  • a beach resort that caters to gung ho exercisers and athletes as well as vacationers who just want to rest

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2 to be in a state of sleep
  • the patient is currently resting, but as soon as he awakes, I'll tell him you called

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3 to find a basis
  • you're resting your argument on a faulty premise

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The first known use of resting was in the 14th century

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“Resting.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/resting. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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