Definitions

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

  • adj. Restoring vigor or strength.
  • n. A roborant drug; a restorative or tonic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That strengthens or energizes.
  • n. A restorative tonic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Strengthening.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tonic; strengthening.
  • n. A medicine that strengthens; a tonic.

Etymologies

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)
From Latin rōborāns, present participle of rōborō ("I strengthen"). (Wiktionary)

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    September 23, 2008

  • When I say this word it feels as if it has at least four r's in it. Weird.

    May 20, 2008

  • Restoring vigor or strength. (WWFTD)

    May 18, 2008