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

  • adjective Of or relating to restoration.
  • adjective Tending or having the power to restore.
  • noun Something that restores.
  • noun A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun Something believed to have restoring properties.
  • noun euphemistic An alcoholic drink, especially with tonic.
  • adjective Serving to restore.

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

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


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