from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Archaic Producing or stimulating physical vigor. Used of a medicine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. strengthening; supporting; corroborating
- n. Anything that gives strength or support; a tonic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Strengthening; supporting; corroborating.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Strengthening; having the power or quality of giving strength: as, a corroborant medicine.
- n. A medicine that produces strength and vigor; a tonic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. used of a medicine that is strengthening
I lifted my head, opened my eyes, and spat a stream of crystal fluid like no water of Urth's; it seemed not water at all, but a richer atmosphere, corroborant as the winds of Yesod.
They are extensively prescribed in some parts of the country in diarrhoea, and as a corroborant in dropsy.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
A dislocated wrist, unsuccessfully set, occasioned advice from my surgeon, to try the mineral waters of Aix, in Provence, as a corroborant.
A dislocated wrist, unsuccessfuily set, occasioned advice from my surgeon, to try the mineral waters of Aix, in Provence, as a corroborant.
Queen's bath in Somersetshire; it is purgative, not corroborant, they tell me; and its taste resembles Cheltenham water exactly.
Emetica valide expufgant vifcera, nee vitae viribus adco funefta, folida corroborant; imprimis
And this is a new corroborant of one among the noblest of intellectual truths, viz. that the books which please, are always books that, in one sense, benefit; and that the work which is largely and permanently popular -- which sways, moulds, and softens the universal heart -- cannot appeal to vulgar and unworthy passions (such appeals are never widely or long triumphant!); the delight it occasions is a proof of the moral it inspires.
A group of writers, especially of writers who were in revolt against big business and the corruption of the trusts, were about to effect a combination and start what was to be called the _National Magazine_; for it was to be no less than that, a magazine embracing all America, to serve as a re-invigorant and re-corroborant for new national ideals ... really only a tilting against the evils of big combinations, in favour of the earlier and more impossible ideals of small business units -- the ideal of a bourgeois commercial honesty and individual effort that could no more be re-established than could the big shoe factory be broken up and returned to the shanty of the village shoemaker ....
They were fully convinced of their corroborant quality: Her - cules, she god of (Irengph, was confidered as their tutelary deity: and if therr iatirifts in later times branded them as luxuries, which ren -