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Pronunciation: rest


  1. Quiet; repose.
  2. To repose; to cease from work.
  3. A group of poorly differentiated cells commonly believed to be cells of fetal tissue that has become displaced and lies embedded in tissue of another character.
  4. dentistry an extension from a prosthesis that affords vertical support for a restoration.

[A.S. raest]

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