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rest cure

noun
1.
a treatment for nervous disorders, consisting of a complete rest, usually combined with systematic diet, massage, etc., especially at a spa or sanitorium.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for rest-cure

rest-cure

noun
1.
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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