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noun

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

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Origin of rest cure

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for rest cure

rest-cure

noun

a rest taken as part of a course of medical treatment, as for stress, anxiety, etc
an easy undemanding time or assignment: usually used with a negativeit's no rest-cure, I can assure you
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