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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Occurring during a state of inactivity.
  • adjective Biology In a temporary phase of not growing, dividing, or being active.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from rest, v. t. & i.
  • (Bot.) a spore in certain orders of algæ, which remains quiescent, retaining its vitality, for long periods of time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The action of rest; repose; inactivity; reliance; confidence.
  • noun A place where one can rest; a resting-place.
  • noun A pause; a break; an interlude.
  • adjective That which rests; that which is not in action or in the process of growth.
  • adjective Unemployed.
  • adjective Remaining; stationary.
  • verb Present participle of rest.

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  • A bi-sonic in that kicking back sounds different than the capability of a wasp to resting.

    April 3, 2015