rest cure

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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.

Nearby words

  1. respray,
  2. ressentiment,
  3. rest,
  4. rest area,
  5. rest assured,
  6. rest energy,
  7. rest home,
  8. rest mass,
  9. rest on one's laurels,
  10. rest room

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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