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rest cure

noun

  1. a treatment for nervous disorders, consisting of a complete rest, usually combined with systematic diet, massage, etc., especially at a spa or sanitorium.


rest-cure

noun

  1. a rest taken as part of a course of medical treatment, as for stress, anxiety, etc
  2. an easy undemanding time or assignment: usually used with a negative

    it's no rest-cure, I can assure you



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Word History and Origins

Origin of rest cure1

First recorded in 1885–90
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Example Sentences

What America needs is the "rest cure" that you hear so much about here.

It was so exciting that Maude proposed stopping there for a rest cure!

He was taking the rest cure by means of a sea voyage to San Francisco and deflected his itinerary for a week's land journey.

One week at the laundry and one week at "Sunnyside," alternating, as it were, between taking the waters and a rest cure.

Such cases are not cases for acquittal, and the rest cure is generally three months hard.

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