bed rest


noun

a prolonged rest in bed, as in the treatment of an illness.
a device used to support a person sitting up in bed.

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Origin of bed rest

First recorded in 1870–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bed rest

  • One winter evening a woman came to my door to see if she could borrow a bed-rest.

    Change in the Village|(AKA George Bourne) George Sturt