- To stop, check, or restrain.
- A stoppage; interference with, or checking of the regular course of a disease, a symptom, or the performance of a function.
- Inhibition of a developmental process, usually at the ultimate stage of development; premature arrest may lead to a congenital abnormality.
[O. Fr. arester, fr. LL. adresto, to stop behind]
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