WordReference can't find this exact phrase, but click on each word to see its meaning:

respite care

ⓘ One or more forum threads is an exact match of your searched term. Click here.

We could not find the full phrase you were looking for.
The entry for "respite" is displayed below.

Also see:care

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
res•pite /ˈrɛspɪt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. a delay;
    a period of relief: [countable]a brief respite from the pain.[uncountable]The music from the nightclub pounded without respite all night.
See -spec-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
res•pite  (respit), 
n., v., -pit•ed, -pit•ing. 

n. 
  1. a delay or cessation for a time, esp. of anything distressing or trying;
    an interval of relief:to toil without respite.
  2. temporary suspension of the execution of a person condemned to death;
    reprieve.

v.t. 
  1. to relieve temporarily, esp. from anything distressing or trying;
    give an interval of relief from.
  2. to grant delay in the carrying out of (a punishment, obligation, etc.).
Etymology:
  • Latin respectāre, frequentative of respicere to look back; see respect
  • Old French respitier
  • Latin respectus (see respect); (verb, verbal) Middle English respiten
  • Old French
  • (noun, nominal) Middle English respit 1200–50
1 . hiatus, rest, recess. 2 . postponement, stay. 3 . alleviate. 4 . postpone, suspend.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

respite /ˈrɛspɪt -paɪt/ n
  1. a pause from exertion; interval of rest
  2. a temporary delay
  3. a temporary stay of execution; reprieve
vb
  1. (transitive) to grant a respite to; reprieve
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French respit, from Latin respectus a looking back; see respect



Advertisements

Download free Android and iPhone apps

Android AppiPhone App

Report an inappropriate ad.