rest-cure


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rest-cure

n
1. (Medicine) 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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Noun1.rest-cure - rest as a medical treatment for stress or anxiety etc.
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
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(2.) Lynn adds a third rest-cure break from the family in 1912 (63).
"I was in a rest-cure clinic in Germany," Henin wrote in his newspaper Le Point last week, of the moment when pictures of Nemmouche were first published by the press.
Drawing on her own experience, Gilman remarked, "One of the amusing things in a rest-cure is the way the nurses congregate in the invalids' bedchambers and chatter like merry magpies.