n 1 : a state of repose or sleep - see BED REST 2 : cessation or temporary interruption of motion, exertion, or labor < from hard physical effort> <a ten-minute period> 3 : a bodily state (as that attained by a fasting individual lying supine) characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities <the patient must have complete > 4 : the part of a partial denture that rests on an abutment tooth, distributes stresses, and holds the clasp in position 5 : a firm but moldable cushion used to raise or support a portion of the body during surgery <a kidney >
vi 1 : to get rest by lying down : esp : SLEEP 2 : to cease from action or motion : refrain from labor or exertion vt : to give rest to < your eyes>
, n : a mass of surviving embryonic cells or of cells misplaced in development <most tumors derived from embryonic s are benign -Shields Warren> <adrenal s in the kidney> .
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