American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Restoring vigor or strength.
- n. A roborant drug; a restorative or tonic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tonic; strengthening.
- n. A medicine that strengthens; a tonic.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Strengthening.
- From Latin rōborāns, present participle of rōborō ("I strengthen"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin rōborāns, rōborant-, present participle of rōborāre, to strengthen, from rōbur, rōbor-, oak, strength; see reudh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Extract of malt I have employed as a roborant, either alone or in conjunction with iron, in cases of debility and malnutrition, and found it of service.”
“ "Hirundines luto construunt, stramine roborant: si quando inopia est luti, madefactae multa aqua pennis pulverem spargunt.”
“Sicut enim cibus et potus corporalis corpora nostra non tantum reficiunt ac roborant, sed et in vita conservant: ita et caro”
“Christi tradita pro nobis, et sanguis ejus effusus pro nobis, non tantum reficiunt et roborant animas nostras, sed etiam in vita conservant, non quatenus quidem corporaliter eduntur et bibuntur, sed quatenus spiritualiter nobis a Spiritu Dei communicantur, dicente Domino: Et panis, quem ego dabo, caro mea est, quam dabo pro mundi vita.”
“It activates functions of stomatic and sexual cells, thus producing a remarkable roborant effect.”
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