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1. Occurring during a state of inactivity: a resting pulse.
2. Biology In a temporary phase of not growing, dividing, or being active: the resting brain; resting spores.


Inactive, motionless, at rest.


pertaining to or having the characteristics of a rest (1).

limb resting
posture adopted when the standing animal rests its weight on three limbs and allows the other to relax. The relaxed limb is said to be being rested.
resting line
basophilic lines in the cement in bones. The lines are smooth and level and indicate that the previous activity in the bone was formative.
resting membrane potential
see resting potential.
resting osteoblast
see surface osteocyte.

Patient discussion about resting

Q. What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to the rest of the world? What is the rate of alcoholism in the USA compared to other countries in the world. I don't mean amount of alcohol consumed, but alcohol addiction/dependency. Links to your sources would be appreciated. Cheers! (pun intended)

A. here is a link to a CDC table about drinking hobbits of Americans:
here is an article about it, and it gives good links also:

Q. Why is enough rest important after fitness training and does it have any other benefits?

A. your body needs to recuperate, so do your muscles. if you do not rest enough you may suffer overtraining and be sidelined from injury.

More discussions about resting
References in classic literature ?
They show that the duel has a singular fascination about it somewhere, for these free men, so far from resting upon the privilege of the badge, are always volunteering.
The Rest Test is an online survey to investigate the nation's resting habits and their attitudes towards relaxation and 'busyness'.
To solve the problem, sometimes I would simply cradle the forearm with my hand resting on the front bag of my rest.
If the body is slouched, the support is thrown back so that it is actually resting on the tailbone and the back will have a telltale "C" shape.