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What is another word for resting?

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Adjective
In a state of sleep
“The queen went to check on her resting husband, and Tullus left to change his wine-splashed tunic, but returned quickly.”
Adjective
In a state of rest or relaxation
“Looking down at her resting husband, she felt more at ease.”
Adjective
Physically lying down
“A ventilated hood is placed over the resting patient's head, and the oxygen and carbon dioxide content is analyzed over two hours.”
Adjective
Placed or located on something
“He reached for a bamboo tube resting on a rack beside him and lovingly stroked its smooth, well-seasoned surface.”
Adjective
Filling a place
Adjective
Lounging
Adjective
(of farmland) Plowed and harrowed, but left for a period without being sown
Adjective
Wanting to avoid activity or exertion
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Adjective
Calm or composed in manner or temperament
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Adjective
Not engaged in any occupation or employment
Noun
(rare) An instance or period of sleep, napping or resting
“He would wend his solitary way through the forest twenty-two miles to his Dunstable home to replenish his stock, and after a brief resting, would again renew his journey and labors.”
Noun
Resting on your oars
Verb
Present participle for to relax or be at ease
“I will need to rest at some stage to regain my stamina and energy.”
Verb
Present participle for to cease or cause to cease from motion or exertion
“Work hard until the end of the day. Then you can rest.”
Verb
Present participle for to place for support or steadying
“This is the kind of swanky establishment where they even have little stools for you to rest your handbag on.”
Verb
(rest on/upon) Present participle for to be based on
“Classification appears to rest upon too narrow a foundation when it is chiefly based on structure.”
Verb
Present participle for to be placed or supported so as to stay in a specified position
“The awkward way his hands would rest on the keyboard would result in many accidental clicks.”
Verb
Present participle for to remain or be left in a specified condition
“Parents can rest assured that their child will be given the best education available at this school.”
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