rest and recuperation


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rest and recuperation

The withdrawal of individuals from combat or duty in a combat area for short periods of rest and recuperation. Also called R&R. See also rehabilitation.
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As I came sputtering to the surface I looked about for some tiny foot- or hand-hold where I might cling for a moment of rest and recuperation.
But in football rest and recuperation is just as important as hard work so hopefully we are getting the rewards of Kevin getting the balance between playing hard, training hard and resting as well.
Rest and recuperation are effective, diet and drinking plenty of water, and simple physical exertion, such as a weekend digging the garden or taking the dog for a long walk, can help.
Visits are being restricted to evening and weekends so that patients can get full rest and recuperation.
Nursing care will be available to her at Sandringham so she can continue with rest and recuperation.
Foreign Minister Micheal Martin said he was delighted children affected by the 1986 nuclear disaster can continue to travel freely for rest and recuperation visits.
Stand down'' is a military term for sending combat troops away from the front lines to a safe place for rest and recuperation.
Older people and adults with disabilities can receive care in the home and help with washing and dressing, day services like a break from home by going to a day centre or day club or short breaks which can provide overnight stays for rest and recuperation and give carers time for themselves.
Around 42 children from the rest and recuperation programme joined 19 adopted children from Belarus for a festive treat at Aras an Uachtarain.
soldiers on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, Mulberry Child Care and Preschool nationwide are offering one free day of quality child care services to military personnel on their two-week rest and recuperation leave in the U.
Mr Flynn, I suggest you need a period of rest and recuperation.