rest-cure


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rest-cure

a rest taken as part of a course of medical treatment, as for stress, anxiety, etc.
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The Franco-Prussian War floods in Rome and smallpox on board ship meant the journey was not the rest-cure that Louisa the overworked novelist had expected.
Elmes' health failed and he died from consumption during a rest-cure in the West Indies.
Pat Roller is taking a rest-cure, leaving this column in the capable hands of colleague Iain Atholl.