arresting

[ uh-res-ting ]
/ əˈrɛs tɪŋ /

adjective

attracting or capable of attracting attention or interest; striking: an arresting smile.
making or having made an arrest: the arresting officer.

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Origin of arresting

OTHER WORDS FROM arresting

ar·rest·ing·ly, adverbnon·ar·rest·ing, adjectiveun·ar·rest·ing, adjective

Definition for arresting (2 of 2)

arrest
[ uh-rest ]
/ əˈrɛst /

verb (used with object)

noun

Origin of arrest

1275–1325; (v.) Middle English aresten < Anglo-French, Middle French arester, < Vulgar Latin *arrestāre to stop (see ar-, rest2); (noun) Middle English arest(e) < Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of v.

synonym study for arrest

3. See stop.

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British Dictionary definitions for arresting (1 of 2)

arresting
/ (əˈrɛstɪŋ) /

adjective

attracting attention; striking

Derived forms of arresting

arrestingly, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for arresting (2 of 2)

arrest
/ (əˈrɛst) /

verb (tr)

noun

Word Origin for arrest

C14: from Old French arester, from Vulgar Latin arrestāre (unattested), from Latin ad at, to + restāre to stand firm, stop
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Medical definitions for arresting

arrest
[ ə-rĕst ]

v.

To stop; check.
To undergo cardiac arrest.

n.

An interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom, a stoppage.
Interference with the performance of a function.
The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.
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Idioms and Phrases with arresting

arrest

see under arrest.

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