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resting

[ res-ting ]
/ ˈrɛs tɪŋ /
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adjective
that rests; not active.
Botany. dormant: applied especially to spores or seeds that germinate after a period of dormancy.
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Origin of resting

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at rest1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM resting

un·rest·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for resting

resting
/ (ˈrɛstɪŋ) /

adjective
not moving or working; at rest
euphemistic (of an actor) out of work
(esp of plant spores) undergoing a period of dormancy before germination
(of cells) not undergoing mitosis
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