Definition of rest cure in English:

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rest cure

Pronunciation: /rest ˈkyo͝o(ə)r/


A period spent in inactivity or leisure with the intention of improving one’s physical or mental health.
Example sentences
  • Ironically, he is at this same moment standing in the corridor outside Jane's room, with two other medical professionals who have come to encourage Jane to seek a rest cure in the psychiatric hospital.
  • The manager prescribed a rest cure for his weary Wanderers after admitting they are feeling the strain in the fight for Premiership respectability.
  • At least for its proponents, the rest cure was not intended to be punitive, but rather preventative.
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