restorative


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Related to restorative: restorative dentistry, restorative care

re·stor·a·tive

 (rĭ-stôr′ə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of or relating to restoration.
2. Tending or having the power to restore: a restorative tonic.
n.
1. Something that restores.
2. A medicine or other agent that helps to restore health, strength, or consciousness.

re·stor′a·tive·ly adv.

restorative

(rɪˈstɒrətɪv)
adj
tending to revive or renew health, spirits, etc
n
(Pharmacology) anything that restores or revives, esp a drug or agent that promotes health or strength

re•stor•a•tive

(rɪˈstɔr ə tɪv, -ˈstoʊr-)

adj.
1. capable of renewing health or strength.
n.
2. a restorative agent, means, or the like.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.restorative - a medicine that strengthens and invigoratesrestorative - a medicine that strengthens and invigorates
bracer, pick-me-up - a tonic or restorative (especially a drink of liquor)
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
2.restorative - a device for treating injury or diseaserestorative - a device for treating injury or disease
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
pack - a sheet or blanket (either dry or wet) to wrap around the body for its therapeutic effect
face pack, pack - a cream that cleanses and tones the skin
pick-me-up, pickup - anything with restorative powers; "she needed the pickup that coffee always gave her"
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
Adj.1.restorative - tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing warmth of the sunshine"
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"
2.restorative - promoting recuperation; "recuperative powers"; "strongly recuperative remedies"; "restorative effects of exercise"
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"

restorative

adjective
1. Serving to cure:
2. Producing or stimulating physical, mental, or emotional vigor:
noun
A medicine that restores or increases vigor:
Informal: bracer, pick-me-up.
Translations

restorative

[rɪsˈtɔːrətɪv]
A. ADJreconstituyente
B. Nreconstituyente m

restorative

[rɪˈstɔːrətɪv]
adj [powers] → reconstituant(e); [drink] → reconstituant(e); [sleep, break] → réparateur/trice
nreconstituant m

restorative

adjstärkend

restorative

[rɪˈstɔːrətɪv]
1. adj (powers, effect) → corroborante
2. n (tonic) → ricostituente m (hum) (alcoholic drink) → cordiale m

re·stor·a·tive

n. restaurativo, agente que estimula la restauración.

restorative

adj (dent, surg, etc.) restaurador, restaurativo; (sleep) reparador
References in classic literature ?
His wife, and their only colored domestic, old Aunt Dinah, were busily engaged in restorative measures; while old Cudjoe had got the boy on his knee, and was busy pulling off his shoes and stockings, and chafing his little cold feet.
Her unwillingness to quit her mother was her only restorative to calmness; and at the moment of parting her grief on that score was excessive.
Accordingly, it was locked up in his box, and drawn off by himself in a phial, and administered to me through a piece of quill in the cork, when I was supposed to be in want of a restorative.
At the best of times, so much of this elixir was administered to me as a choice restorative, that I was conscious of going about, smelling like a new fence.
But woman will never take the most obvious restorative, and Rosalind presently recovered without the brandy.
With steady gaze he awaited confidently the moment for administering the restorative.
Let me urge you to take a restorative, Miss Temple,” said Edwards respectfully; “your frame will sink else.
Patient of toil, not to be disheartened by impediments and disappointments, fertile in expedients, and versed in every mode of humoring and conquering the wayward current, they would ply every exertion, sometimes in the boat, sometimes on shore, sometimes in the water, however cold; always alert, always in good humor; and, should they at any time flag or grow weary, one of their popular songs, chanted by a veteran oarsman, and responded to in chorus, acted as a never- failing restorative.
He sat beside her, holding her hand, well knowing that the comfort of his presence was the best restorative for her.
The elimination of the third factor had a restorative effect upon George's conversation, which had begun to languish.
As his dutiful grandchildren set him up, panting, and putting him through the usual restorative process of shaking and punching, he still repeats like an echo, "The--the property
Believe me, the sight of the new day and the delicious odor of the cooking meat filled me with renewed happiness and hope that had been all but expunged by the experience of the previous night; and perhaps the slender figure of the bright-faced girl proved also a potent restorative.

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