Definition of reesting in US English:

reesting

noun

historical
  • The action or process of becoming rancid; rancidity.

adjective

Irish English, English Regional, Scottish, Northern
  • Of a horse, etc.: that stops suddenly and refuses to proceed. In extended use: causing such a reaction.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Matthew Stevenson (d. 1684), poet. From reest + -ing<br>early 19th century; earliest use found in Walter Scott (1771–1832), poet and novelist. From reest + -ing.

Pronunciation

reesting

/ˈriːstɪŋ/