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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to restoration.
  • adj. Tending or having the power to restore: a restorative tonic.
  • n. Something that restores.
  • n. A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something believed to have restoring properties.
  • n. An alcoholic drink, especially with tonic.
  • adj. Serving to restore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to restoration; having power to restore.
  • n. Something which serves to restore; especially, a restorative medicine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to restoration; specifically, capable of restoring or renewing vitality or strength.
  • n. That which is efficacious in restoring vigor; a food, cordial, or medicine which recruits the vital powers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. tending to impart new life and vigor to
  • n. a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
  • n. a device for treating injury or disease
  • adj. promoting recuperation

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